Scouts among those helping tornado clean up

8:40 AM, May 2, 2011   |    comments
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Maryland Heights, Mo. (KSDK) -- A group of Boy Scouts was among the volunteers on the ground in the hard hit city of Maryland Heights Saturday helping one family clean up and pack up after the Good Friday tornado.

Kyle Kurtz, senior patrol leader with Troop 533 from St. Charles county, found out about Kim Coddington's home being damaged in the storm from his father who works with a family member of Coddington. "We have people, we do service projects, we should help," said Kurtz.

After making a plan of how the Troop could help, an e-mail was circulated, and Saturday, Troop 533 showed up along with several of Kim's friends from Grace Church.

The Coddington home was inhabitable with parts of the roof missing following the storm and everything needed to be packed up and taken out of the house.  The yard was littered with storm debris.

Working together, the Scouts and the church group cleaned the yard and packed and moved Coddington's belongings.  Like many storm victims, Coddington still doesn't exactly know what will happen next, but knows she will have help along the way from both groups when she needs it.


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