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Friday, October 7, 2011

Keene seeks volunteers for Irene cleanup

This coffee shop was among the businesses damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Tom Woodman.

This coffee shop was among the businesses damaged by Irene. Photo by Tom Woodman.

The town of Keene is looking for volunteers to help with the post-Irene cleanup. The town plans to undertake a number of cleanup projects every weekend through November 5.

This Saturday, people will be removing mud from the basement of a house on Styles Brook Road, according to Joe Pete Wilson Jr., the town’s volunteer coordinator. Because of the mud, the homeowner has been unable to turn on the heat since the storm.

Next weekend (October 15-16), volunteers will clean mud and debris from the Keene Library and pick up debris at the community center’s playing fields. On the following Saturdays, volunteers will help clean up homes, yards, and local businesses.

If you’d like to volunteer, send an e-mail to Joe Pete at wilsonjoepete@gmail.com.

Those who would like to help but can’t provide labor can send a contribution to the Keene Flood Recovery Fund. Click here for details.

Phil Brown

Contributor Phil Brown was editor of the Adirondack Explorer from 1999-2018. When he isn't at his desk, he's usually out hiking, paddling, skiing, or doing something else important.

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One Response

  1. Donna Angley says:

    Are you still looking for volunteers to clear the library this weekend? If so, I’m available on Sunday. I also have a few children’s books if they are looking for donations. Let me know. Thanks.

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