Volunteers swarm in to help

  • Article by: JEAN HOPFENSPERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 27, 2011 - 8:41 AM

With chainsaws and rakes, volunteers show up by the hundreds

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rach0022May. 27, 11 7:11 AM

I volunteered on Monday with Urban Homeworks. They were extremely organized and ready to work. This is definitely an organization I will look into helping more! Way to go everyone!!

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mngirl99May. 27, 11 7:14 AM

What an amazing turnout of volunteers. True Minnesotan spirit. Thank you volunteers. Keep up the good work.

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financialMay. 27, 11 8:34 AM

I love the giving spirit of the people of the great state of MN!!! Keep the great, heartwarming stories coming Trib!

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andylewMay. 27, 11 8:48 AM

In my neighborhood, we would clean it up ourselves.

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mcprogersMay. 27, 11 8:51 AM

Medtronic Corp - What an extrordinary and IMPRESSIVE gesture!

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warehausMay. 27, 11 9:09 AM

andylew - That's great, and isn't it great to know that if your neighborhood DID need some extra hands, that people are willing to step up and help a neighbor out?

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mjohnson2469May. 27, 11 9:18 AM

To each person that stepped foot in to the war zone that used to be North Minneapolis I say thank you. Minnesotan's are typically reserved, and many avoid North Minneapolis due to crime, gangs, etc. In the face of disaster the residents of our fine state rallied. I saw people confort, embrace, and support complete strangers. Try that in CA, NY, etc. I think this memorial day I will be remembering you with the many heros that we celebrate on that day. Thank you!

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sternitzkyMay. 27, 11 9:37 AM

North Minneapolis is "home" for Urban Homeworks as they have been there for years working on rebuilding a number of homes in the neighborhood. No surprise they are there helping, they are a great organization.

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ElizabethamMay. 27, 11 9:38 AM

Awesome article. This shows we really do care about the people in north Minneapolis. Maybe this will open some eyes of the people who didnt think anyone cared.

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emenigoMay. 27, 11 9:41 AM

Thank you Phil Borer and Jim Porath, I remember you as neighbors too. Jim, you lived across the alley from my family. Thanks for volunteering. I watch from Northern Wisconsin and wish I could be there to volunteer as well. Northsiders' will always remember their roots.

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