TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Damage is lingering in some areas of Tupelo, affected by the severe weather that ripped across the city earlier this month.
There’s debris from this month’s storm still laying on Valisa Smith's property.
"It is very very frustrating. Whatever anybody can do to show some love and support, it would definitely be appreciated," said Smith.
Director of "Keep Tupelo Beautiful" Kathryn Rhea, recognized that several homes like Smith's still need attention. So she, along with volunteers, will be out this Saturday clearing debris.
“I was impacted by the 2014 tornado so I know what it’s like to feel desperate when you’re looking around your yard thinking how am I going to clean all of this up?" said Rhea.
Rhea encouraged people who have chainsaws and the experience to use them to volunteer. But, she said anyone can come for any amount of time because there’s a lot of work to be done.
“Cutting up limbs, dragging them to the street, raking yards, and really making a difference for individuals," said Rhea.
Shanty Depriest is also dealing with leftover debris from the storm. She said she looks forward to walking outside of her door once the cleanup on Saturday is done, and seeing an empty yard.
“It would really help me out a lot by getting it cleaned up and getting the old tree limbs up," said Depriest.
The cleanup will be on Saturday from 8;00 am to noon in the Parkhill Neighborhood. Volunteers should park at the Front Street Strom Shelter and check-in at the check-in table on Rea Street.
For information on how you can volunteer or how you can request to have your home cleaned, call Rhea at 901-871-3353.