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The Equality Neighborhood Watch meeting was last week with 14 residents attending. Deputy Rudd shared about the second K-9 unit and how the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to get drugs like fentanyl off the streets. Also, information on storm recovery with FEMA and Red Cross information was shared.
Judge Dean shared about the progress with the ambulance, as well as the graphite company. Flyers were handed out about the storm recovery, including a call for volunteers for Saturday for storm cleanup.
Everyone was reminded of the importance of documenting all volunteer hours because it does benefit the county with additional aid from the state. Any storm-related damage such as refrigerators or freezers that were damaged by the power outages caused by the storm are eligible for aid, and anyone with storm-related damage should apply to FEMA and get a claim number.
There was a reminder about the food drop at Equality Methodist Church and ongoing Food for the Soul meals for seniors. It was also agreed that the meetings will be monthly, so it is easier to remember and a good way for the community to fellowship together.
Storm cleanup is still ongoing. Last Saturday there was a call for volunteers, and unfortunately the numbers were low. Might have been due to it conflicting with the Coosa County Animal Shelter grand opening. But I want to give a big shout out to Jodi, Donna and Sharon, and many others who have worked tirelessly to support the storm recovery efforts.
There will be a volunteer cleanup day for our tornado victims Saturday, February 11, at 9 a.m. and they need all the volunteers they can get. Mainly picking up trash and debris, limbs, looking for lost items. But could use some men with chainsaws, too. Our community had more than 55 homes damaged or destroyed. Volunteers will meet at the volunteer command center at Rehobeth Methodist, 664 County Road 18, Equality.
Rodger’s Shrubbery did have a couple of volunteers come out Saturday to get the torn cover off, clean up, and start repairs on the structure. Work continued Sunday; however, the structural repairs could not be completed before the rain began. And there is a need for a bucket truck to work on the back since the slope prevents the use of scaffolding or ladders.
No EPAC tonight, Friday, February 3, but there is “Open Mic” night next Friday, February 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. It is fun entertainment, and it is FREE. If you are local and want to attend but need a ride, please contact Rodger or me.
Tomorrow, February 4, is “First Saturday” in downtown Equality and EVFD fundraising event with bake sale, rummage sale, and soup with grilled cheese sandwich lunch plates. Last month’s chili and grilled cheese sold out early so please make plans come downtown and support the community and EVFD.
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