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Brad Choat
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Hands on Kirkwood  free winter clothes store on October 22, 2011 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Hands on Kirkwood free winter clothes store on October 22, 2011 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) - More than 550 volunteers fanned out across Kirkwood, Saturday, for a community-wide day of service.

In addition to car maintenance checks at Kirkwood Baptist Church, some volunteers did home improvement projects for the needy and elderly.

Hands on Kirkwood co-chair Jason Norton says it’s a yearly event that has grown by leaps and bounds, “Some of our new events this year included the free winter clothing store and a clean up of Father Dickson Cemetery. It’s an historic cemetery that’s kinda been neglected. People just come with needs and we try to match volunteers with the needs.”

Roslyn Croft took part in setting up the free winter clothing giveaway. She says Saturday’s turnout was great, “It’s a good feeling. We were glad to see all the donations come in, but then you’re worried about how many people will actually come in to receive them. We’re thankful they did.”

Organizers say the leftovers from the giveaway will be bagged up and sent to victims of this year’s tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

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