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AFD: Storm recovery volunteers urged to submit volunteer hours

The Albany Fire Department is urging residents who helped out with storm recovery efforts to report their hours spent volunteering. (Source: WALB) The Albany Fire Department is urging residents who helped out with storm recovery efforts to report their hours spent volunteering. (Source: WALB)
AFD Assistant Chief Eugene Anderson (Source: WALB) AFD Assistant Chief Eugene Anderson (Source: WALB)
All of the volunteers hours would reduce the amount the city would have to match to the Federal government funding for relief after January's storms. (Source: WALB) All of the volunteers hours would reduce the amount the city would have to match to the Federal government funding for relief after January's storms. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Fire Department is urging residents who helped out with storm recovery efforts to report their hours spent volunteering.

AFD staff said they need your name, the address you helped cleanup, and the organization you volunteered with. 

Firefighters said there were several churches that are logging volunteer hours that aren't getting back to AFD.

All of the volunteers hours would reduce the amount the city would have to match to the Federal government funding for relief after January's storms.

Each hour that someone volunteers equals $22.

So far, 31,000 hours have been logged, equating to more than $600,000.  

But firefighters believe there's an additional 200,000 hours that have not been logged. 

"I really just want the churches to step up to the plate and do what's right for our community. I want people who have volunteered at a church to check with their church administration and see if their hours have been logged in," said AFD Assistant Chief Eugene Anderson. 

Another way volunteers can report their efforts is by picking up a volunteer barcode sheet at any Albany fire station.

If you have a barcode app downloaded on your phone, you can scan it and submit the hours that way. 

For more information on how to submit volunteers hours, contact Albany Fire Department at 229-431-3266.

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