60+ Volunteers Lend A Helping Hand In Delmont On Memorial Day

The Salvation Army and the Red Cross left Delmont last week, but the town doesn’t seem to be lacking in the number of people wanting to help out.

More than 60 volunteers are spending their Memorial Day offering a helping hand. Picking up trash, sweeping roads and demolishing homes are just a few of the many things volunteers are helping with.

Lisa Adler with Lutheran Social Services has been organizing volunteers to aid with tornado relief over the past couple of weeks.

She says it’s critical that volunteers continue to clean up Delmont, and help get the town back on its feet.

“The west half of the town is pretty much gone,” said Adler. “That first week we were able to push a lot of debris out but there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done. And this town needs to have the assistance off all of the people in South Dakota to come and help them recover so they can get to the point where they want to start rebuilding.

Monday morning, a group of volunteers with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived to help with the clean-up.

Tom Voorhees says there’s nowhere he and his fellow church members would rather be this Memorial Day.

“We feel that it’s very important to reach out and help those in need,” said Voorhees. “And obviously at this point in time, so many have lost so much and the rest of us have so much that it’s just a part of our duty to give back.”

Volunteers are still needed in Delmont. You can find information on how to get involved by calling the volunteer service line at 605-212-9605.