Volunteers Needed To Help Sand Springs Flood Victims Saturday

Friday, May 31st 2019, 8:54 pm
By: Kristen Weaver

Tulsa emergency managers are asking for anyone and everyone to come out to the Town and Country neighborhood to help with flood cleanup this weekend.

Residents in the Town and Country addition of Sand Springs need your help cleaning up after hundreds of homes were damaged, but to keep volunteers safe, there are some requirements. 

The City of Tulsa says volunteers need to show up wearing boots and heavy leather work gloves, or they'll be turned away.

One big concern is the risk for tetanus, so the Tulsa City County Health Department is offering free shots if you haven't had one in the past decade. 

"We are offering shots to anyone who needs it who have been affected by the floods. Additionally we're partnering with the Oklahoma Caring Foundation to deploy the Oklahoma Caring Van to affected areas," said Dr. Bruce Dart.

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They need lots of help, cleaning up everything from furniture to sheet rock.

Volunteers are also asked to bring their own equipment if they could put it to use.

Volunteer efforts will start Saturday morning at 8 a.m. until dark and continue into Sunday. Just come out to 145th and Highway 51. 

The free tetanus shots will be given on site from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn more about the free tetanus vaccines.

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The American Red Cross said they will also be on hand to provide clean-up supplies and to counsel people who have been affected by the floods and would like to talk to someone.