A week after a tornado and accompanying storms struck Paulding County, hundreds of volunteers were helping residents who saw their homes damaged or destroyed.
Poole Elementary School, which was also damaged in the severe weather of March 2 and 3, was the starting point of a community workday that saw Paulding residents and members of several area churches come together to aid those hardest hit by the storms.
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The workday was coordinated by West Ridge Church in Dallas. Steve Veale, lead pastor of the church’s West Paulding site, estimates that somewhere between 300 and 400 volunteers—locals as well as some who came from as far away as Atlanta—visited about 19 worksites during the workday, from the Clear Creek subdivision in Dallas to Southern Trace in Rockmart.
Volunteers’ efforts ranged from performing yard work, debris cleanup and helping homeowners cope with damage and loss of property.
Learn more about the workday and volunteers’ reactions in the attached video.
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