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All Hands Volunteers, Project Minot

When It Rains It Pours

Thank goodness volunteers were working to gut the inside of a home and garage today as Minot was hit by torrential rain and thunderstorms. 16th Street re-flooded and was closed for most of the afternoon. The water table is so high here home owners are pumping out their basements only to go in the next day to find two feet of standing water.

In the auditorium I’m finally getting a good handle on things. All Hands is running the Recovery Coordination Center hoping to keep a central database of all requests for help from local people. These requests can then be referred to any organization as and when they have volunteers available with relevant skills.

This is also the place for spontaneous volunteers to drop by, register and head straight out to work. Local people with just an afternoon to spare can come along and give their time to help their community get back on its feet. Today was a busy day with people back from yesterday, new volunteers showing up and a guy all the way from Illinois who will be staying and working with us until the weekend. Fingers crossed with a little more promotion numbers will peak and we’ll be able to start really motoring through the work.

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About Jess UK

Fell in love with the crazy, inspiring, all-or-nothing world of disaster response and the wonderfully ridiculous, hard-working people who are drawn to it. Currently working in the Philippines as part of the recovery efforts after Typhoon Washi/Sendong! Want to know more? Check out disasterchasers.wordpress.com.

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