JCPD requests volunteers for tornado relief
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department released an official request for volunteers Saturday morning following Wednesday's EF-3 tornado.
The department asks that anyone wanting to volunteer report to the Volunteer Reception Center operating from the Capital Mall on 3600 Country Club Drive to receive assignments and a safety briefing.
The United Way of Central Missouri is coordinating the volunteer efforts. The Volunteer Center will be open until 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the coming weeks, the organization said in a release.
Volunteers are asked to bring a valid ID, work gloves, long pants, close-toed shoes, water, and lunch. Volunteers either must register at unitedwaycemo.org or on-site.
Any volunteers engaged in debris clearing must be at least 18 years old.
Those not in the area that desire to assist may call 211 for instruction.