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Volunteers come to aid tornado ravaged Wessington Springs

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More than 100 people are helping clean up tornado damage in Wessington Springs.

Monday was the first day volunteers were allowed into the town where the tornado damaged dozens of homes and businesses on June 18.  Mayor Melissa Mebius says all homeowners who lost their homes have found places to stay. Demolition of the destroyed houses got underway Sunday. 

And those volunteers came from near and far to lend a helping hand, doing everything from debris pickup, to raking, to manning a food line. And despite the devastation and long road ahead, residents remain optimistic.
 
Three of the six Black Hills Red Cross chapters initially deployed to Wessington Springs remain there to help with recovery efforts and financial aid. The Red Cross will be feeding the volunteers through Friday.
 
To donate to the Disaster Relief Fund, contact your local Black Hills Red Cross office.

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