Storm recovery efforts still going strong in SWGA

Storm recovery efforts still going strong in SWGA
Crews cleaned up debris from nine properties on Saturday. (Source: WALB).
Crews cleaned up debris from nine properties on Saturday. (Source: WALB).
Teresa Knight, Chainsaw Coordinator with The Albany Chain Gang. (Source: WALB).
Teresa Knight, Chainsaw Coordinator with The Albany Chain Gang. (Source: WALB).

ARLINGTON, GA (WALB) - Nearly four weeks after severe weather ripped through much of Arlington, community members and organizations are still picking up the pieces from that storm.

The Albany Chain Gang and South Georgia Disasters got their hands dirty this weekend cleaning up leftover debris and falling trees.

Volunteers traveled from Albany, Moultrie, and other counties to clean nine properties throughout Arlington.

Leaders said after last year's January storms in Albany, helping another community was important.

"It's just important to serve our community. I know for me that's part of being the hands and feet of Jesus. Most of us just want to be part of the community, part of giving back. So many people gave to us so it's just what you should do," said Teresa Knight, Chainsaw Coordinator for the Albany Chain Gang.

Group leaders said they will continue to come out to clean for the next couple of weeks.

Right now they are in need of more volunteers and donations for supplies and equipment in order to complete their mission.

The group said Dougherty County Public Works, Lee County Public Works, and the City of Albany will be out on Monday to pick up the debris collected over the weekend.

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