Volunteers Gather to Clean Up Damage Left Behind in Ferguson Riots
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – Trash bags in hand, volunteers in and around Ferguson spread out to clean up debris left behind from Sunday night’s riot, which stemmed from the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Pastor Joe Costephens helped to organize the cleanup effort.
“There’s no community beyond healing,” he said. “You look at cities all over America and all over the world, and how there’s healing and restoration because of the hope that comes.”
The Auto Parts store on West Florissant where Joshua Young works was in the path of the angry mob Sunday night, with several windows smashed out and the store looted.
“I’m angry with the looters, angry with the situation going on—it’s just not a good situation,” he said.
Also lending a gloved hand was Curt Stainer of nearby Florissant.
“These people need us,” he said. “It’s time for us to take action.”
Dozens of volunteers took part in the cleanup effort organized by church officials.
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