Volunteers help clean up in Moore

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Reported by: Michelle Linn
Updated: 5/22/2013 5:58 pm Published: 5/22/2013 4:40 pm

The sunshine and warm temperatures helped people get out into the neighborhoods, and all over town, in Moore.

FOX23's Michelle Linn found the one spot where hundreds of volunteers focused their attention, to try to bring peace to grieving families.

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“A friend of mine (posted) a screenshot, and we just put it on Facebook and shared the picture,” said volunteer Leeann Scott. “It went viral,” asked FOX23’s Michelle Linn. “Yes,” she answered.

The city of Moore posted a volunteer opportunity on its website Tuesday.

They asked volunteers to meet at 9 a.m. at Moore Community Center. They said to bring gloves and rakes, and to wear heavy-soled shoes.

“They've gotta get ready for funerals, people to bury their loved ones,” said Robert Long.

The city asked volunteers to pitch in and clean up the cemetery, next to Southgate Baptist Church.

“You put yourself in those families' positions. I can't even fathom what those families are going through. We need to get it ready and presentable as soon as possible so that people can get some closure,” Long said.

Everone turned to see what was going on, as hundreds of volunteers walked across this bridge, over i-35, carrying whatever tools they had, ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference.

“It’s Oklahoma, it's what we do, we've been through it before it will happen again, unfortunately, it's just what we do,” said Scott.

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