Volunteers trickling out of Vilonia

VILONIA, Ark. (KTHV) - More than a month after the tornado, Vilonia is still in need of volunteers. But volunteer fatigue has set in. And with Team Rubicon packing up, the Arkansas Dream Center has stepped up to continue volunteer efforts.

"Team Rubicon came in at a time when we desperately needed leadership and they stepped up in an amazing way to just lead all of the efforts and be that central organization organizing the thousands of volunteers that were coming through here," said Drew Davis, Executive Director for the Arkansas Dream Center.

But the volunteers have trickled out of Vilonia, leaving behind lingering tasks that need to get done.

"The problem is getting debris to the streets so that the county can pick it up and then going back out there and helping those homeowners to start figuring out what's next," Davis said.

Nearly 4,600 volunteers showed up the day after the tornado hit. But Thursday, one month later, just over a dozen remained in all of Faulkner County.

"We want to be the bridge that brings the property owners and the volunteers back together so that people can start pursuing their dreams again," Davis said.

Dream Center crews are going door-to-door, asking residents in both Vilonia and Mayflower what they can do to help. If you'd like to volunteer, you can visit the Arkansas Dream Center's Website for more information: http://www.ardreamcenter.tv


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