Want to help Norwood? Volunteers cleaning up this weekend

Volunteers cleaning up Norwood this weekend
Posted at 6:36 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 19:32:46-04

NORWOOD, Ohio -- Volunteers are planning to help clean up damage from last weekend's flooding in Norwood.

Team Rubicon, "a veteran-based disaster response organization," will be helping with debris removal, muck-outs and minor home trash tasks, they announced Friday.

"We're going to help people clean debris out of their basements. We are going to be doing some light demolition, some mold remediation and stuff like that, just to kind of make their environments a little more safe," district coordinator Brian Bartman said.

Bartman said veterans travel the country to clean up after floods, storms, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

"They're all volunteers, so we take time out of our schedules to come help communities, because it helps ourselves by serving the communities, again, from some of the things that we've experienced in wartime and stuff like that," Bartman said.

The group is also welcoming any other volunteers who want to join them. Anyone wanting to help should meet at the Home Depot at 3400 Highland Avenue between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. Saturday or Sunday.

Volunteers should bring gloves, work clothes, close-toed shoes, eye protection and water bottles. Lunch and water will be provided.