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Volunteers flood to help Boscobel after tornado damage

Published: Aug. 8, 2021 at 3:19 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - After roughly 1 hour of asking for help, Boscobel has received over 100 volunteers wanting to assist in cleaning up damage from Saturday’s tornado.

Doug Post, whose home was damaged in the storm, is thankful to have the extra assistance.

“If I didn’t have all these people here, young and old, I don’t know what I would have done,” Post said. “I wouldn’t have been able to handle it myself.”

Sunday, Grant Co. Emergency Services Director Steve Brown said they have more volunteers than assignments for them.

For neighbors in need, though, the flood of helping hands is a testament to Boscobel’s character.

“I can’t really explain it other than it’s a great community to be in,” Post said.

Though they are no longer in immediate need of volunteers, according to a post from the Grant County Emergency Management volunteers will likely be requested throughout this week and into next weekend.

Those who wish to volunteer can call 608-375-5001 where it will be determined if they are needed as well as the kind of assistance being requested.

A call list is currently being established and volunteers will be contacted as families request for help.

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