Monday August 17, 2009
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
While working with volunteers of UAW Local 862 on Maple Avenue, Metro Council President David Tandy (D-4) reminded residents to take advantage of several services in the aftermath of the August 4th flooding. The Maple Avenue area was devastated because of flood water.
“We have been working with many local churches in the District along with volunteer groups and Metro Government,” says Tandy. “I want to make sure everyone is aware of what is available to help them get things back to normal.”
Tandy reminded residents in the area that their junk pickup week is set for August 17th through the 21st. If residents can get their debris out on the curb it will be picked up the way it is for a normal junk pickup.
“We want to thank all volunteers, like the UAW who helped us on Friday,” says Tandy. “I would also say if there is any individual or group that would like to volunteer, then call 211 and the Metro United Way.”
The President’s office has also been providing meals to those residents who have been displaced because of the flooding. The Eastern Star Baptist Church, 2400 Howard Street has been coordinating the hot meal effort in the District.
Anyone who needs help in cleaning up their homes after the flooding can find help by calling the VOAD at 292-6115.
“This has been a frustrating experience for many people,” says Tandy. “We are trying to help as many people as we can. So if you can volunteer or help in anyway, please take this weekend to lend a helping hand.”
Tandy commended the following community leaders who have assisted in the flood relief efforts: Rev. James Tennyson, New Golden Star Baptist church, Rev. Milton Seymore, Energized Baptist Church, Rev. Alan Moses, Eastern Star Baptist Church, Rev. Jerry Stephenson, Midwest Church of Christ, Charlie Johnson, Russell Clark, Mosey DeWalt, the Villages of Louisville and Adolph Thompson, the Villages of Louisville.
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