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Shreveport volunteers assist Red River Parish residents with storm cleanup

The Shreveport Volunteer Network traveled to Hall Summit, La Saturday; the area sustained...
The Shreveport Volunteer Network traveled to Hall Summit, La Saturday; the area sustained damage after storms blew through earlier this week.(KSLA)
Updated: May. 15, 2021 at 4:44 PM CDT
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HALL SUMMIT, La. (KSLA) - Members of the Shreveport Volunteer Network traveled to Hall Summit on Saturday, May 15, to help clean up damage sustained when storms blew through earlier this week.

At least one house was destroyed, roofs were ripped off other homes and dozens of utility poles and trees were downed in Red River Parish.

“When the storm came down and hit, you see downed trees all around, though a lot have been cleaned up now,” said Tommy Giles, co-founder and executive director of the Shreveport Volunteer Network. “Trees fell on neighboring homes. We aren’t sticking to just one property. We are going where the damage is to help one another.”

One of the places they stopped to help was New Life Baptist Church.

“The past few days have been very, very busy,” pastor Kendaron Blow said. “A lot of prayer, a lot of effort trying to get things cleaned up and back to normal. We are also trying to make sure all of our members are safe and have all the necessities that they need.”

And while there is a lot of damage, Blow added, he’s thankful there was no loss of life Monday night.

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