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June 9, 2010

Volunteers tallied 67,892 hours in community flood relief efforts

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Written by: Samantha J. Kanatzar
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The Clarksville community has rallied together to aide one another after the recent flooding of the Cumberland River.

The Community Action Agency, the Clarksville-Montgomery County coordinator of volunteer efforts for flood victims, recently reported the following volunteer flood relief data:

  • Volunteers: 1,136
  • Volunteer Hours Worked: 67,892 documented
  • Military Volunteers: 3,514
  • Percentage of Hours Spent in the City: 87%
  • Percentage of Hours Spent in the County: 13%

Riverside Drive received the most volunteer attention and support according to the agency’s report.

The last request from the City or County for volunteer assistance was received on Monday, June 7.  The Community Action Agency has focused most of its efforts on sites already identified as needing help throughout the last three weeks.

The hearts of the area’s citizens is evident following the flood; the proof is in the numbers!

About the Author

Samantha J. Kanatzar
Samantha is currently an intern at Business Clarksville Magazine; she will graduate in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Print Journalism and Political Science. Samantha is a proud Army wife and enjoys politics, reading and traveling.



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