Greensburg Cleanup Project Gets Recognition, Donation

By: AP
By: AP

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) _ The tornado-ravaged town of Greensburg is in the spotlight again, this time for a cleanup effort that volunteers organized last fall.

Last October, volunteers determined to rid the town of the huge piles of rubble left from the storm, organized a cleanup. The event was submitted as a project for USA Weekend's Make a Difference Day, and now has received national recognition and a $10,000 donation for the town.

The cleanup weekend involved 260 volunteers _ 95 of them Greensburg residents who were mostly dealing with their own personal property losses.

Project volunteer Jim Keith says during that one weekend, the town was a beehive of activity, with people everywhere working to remove the rubble.

The $10,000 will go toward preservation of Greensburg's Big Well, which is a popular piece of town history.

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