The town of Eureka could use a few more volunteers

Many hands make lighter work

June 28, 2018 - 11:32 pm

Downed power lines, blocks of debris and more than 1,000 people without power: the hard work of rebuilding much of Eureka is just beginning.   

While a lot of work got done by volunteers from all over Kansas on Thursday, Greenwood County Sheriff Heath Samuels says more help will be needed in the coming days.

They are looking for people who can work in the heat and who are strong enough to haul brush and clean up tree debris. Those wishing to help should come prepared with gloves, safety glasses, jeans and rakes.

Westar Energy also remains busy working to restore power in the community. As of Thursday afternoon, more than 1,000 people remain without power.
Sheriff Samuels also says money can be donated to established volunteer organizations, such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Harvesters Community Food Network and the United Way.

Volunteers should show up at the Matt Samuels Community Center at 100 North Jefferson street to check in before heading out into the community.

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