Volunteers Join in Enterprise Storm Cleanup

Clean-up efforts continue in those Enterprise neighborhoods affected by Wednesday’s tornado.

Several Dothan volunteers with the Southern Baptist Convention spent the day in the clean-up effort.

City officials estimate 101 homes received anywhere from minor to heavy damage. The majority of the residences received downed trees and simple structural problems.

The volunteers say it is a total community effort in several ways.

"We are trying to help folks come in and out of their homes, we want them to know we love them, and will be there to help in any and all possible ways," says Jerry Grandstaff with Columbia Baptist Association.

Mayor Kenneth Boswell says the civic center received approximately $1 million worth of damage, and the residential damage is another $2.5 million.

"Compared to what we went through last year, we are very fortunate this time around not nearly as bad as what we had experience, we are very blessed," said Mayor Boswell

Residents say they hope to have their properties cleaned-up by this weekend.

Besides the Southern Baptist Convention, several other volunteer groups have been out helping with the clean-up effort.

Officials report that nearly all Enterprise residents have their power and phone service restored.


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