Rock Valley, Iowa looking for volunteers over the weekend

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa— Rock Valley officials are asking for assistance in clearing debris from homes and curbs as well as assisting residents and the city clean up grounds after the floods. Interested volunteers are encouraged to call the helpline that’s been used to organize the volunteer and assistance effort. The helpline will be open on Saturday, June 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by calling 712-451-HELP.

“We have made great strides over the last several days. This weekend we are hoping to help residents clear items from their yards from things they have taken out of their homes,” said Mayor Kevin Van Otterloo.

A dump site, located at the parking lot of the Netherlands Reformed Church and West of the Christian School at the Old Block plant, will be opened up over the weekend for residents to bring damaged items to be hauled away. Volunteers are needed to help residents remove items from their homes and yards and bring to the dump sites. The city will also begin to clean the campgrounds and other city properties affected.

City Administrator Tom Van Maanen said, “This will be our last organized push to collect a large amount of damaged items and haul them away.”

“Volunteers have helped save residents and the city a lot of money because how quickly things have progressed. We are so grateful of the willingness of our community,” said Mayor Kevin Van Otterloo.

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