Volunteers flock to Coal City to help with storm cleanup

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COAL CITY, Ill. -- Thousands of volunteers showed up in Coal City on Friday to help residents clean up for the first time since Monday's devastating tornado.

Volunteers are welcome again on Saturday. Those looking to help should meet at the Diamond Banquet Hall. Parking is available at Reed-Custer High School at 249 Comet Drive in Braidwood and at Coal City Middle School at 500 S. Carbon Hill Road in Coal City. Buses will take volunteers from their parking spots to the Diamond Banquet Hall.

Volunteers will then be taken to areas for four-hour shifts. If you're interested in helping, you should wear boots with thick soles and long pants.

Saturday is the last day possibly until next weekend for anyone who wants to help out.

Volunteers are not requested on Sunday.

On Monday, organized response teams will be handling clean-up efforts.

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