Minneapolis meets goal of 2,000 tornado volunteers

  • Updated: June 1, 2011 - 8:10 PM

The city of Minneapolis announced Wednesday that it has met its goal of recruiting 2,000 volunteers for a cleanup Saturday of light debris from the May 22 tornado on the North Side and has closed the signup.

"Amazing," Mayor R.T. Rybak said in a Tweet about the announcement, concluding with the words: "Thank you!"

The city said that those still interested in volunteering may contact other organizations working in the area or donate to organizations raising money for tornado relief.

The city has opened a satellite office at the former Hamilton school, 4119 Dupont Av. N., to help people with storm damage or their contractors to obtain the necessary permits for repair work. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

STEVE BRANDT

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