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      Tornado clean up volunteers need this weekend, Assistance available for storm victims

      More than half of the structures in Cloverdale sustained damage in Sunday's EF-2 tornado.

      According to the Putnam County Office of Public Safety, clean up efforts are progressing nicely but volunteers are still needed.

      Anyone that would like to help, in the efforts to restore the Village of Cloverdale back to normal, is asked to report to the gravel parking lot at the corner of Main and 1st Streets on Saturday at 9 am and Sunday at 11 am.

      Volunteers are being asked to dress for the weather, because it is expected to be chilly this weekend, and to bring rakes and/or work gloves, if available.

      Officials say they have been overwhelmed with donations of clothing and are asking that no more be brought in, at this time.

      Cloverdale residents, however, are being encouraged to visit the Oak Haven Care Center to pick up the donated clothing, water, canned goods and baby items.

      Those that sustained damage at their homes in Putnam County, due to the tornado, are asked to contact the county EMA office to report damages by calling 419-538-7315.

      Victims that plan to make those reports need to do so by November 27th, Wednesday.

      A fund has also been set up that will be distributed by the Putnam County Long Term Recovery Task Force who will place 100% of donations into "recovery resources [for] those who need it most".

      Donations can be made at any Putnam County Huntington Bank or Fort Jennings State Bank.

      To make a tax-deductible donation, checks can be mailed to the "November 17th Recovery Fund" at PO Box 472, Ottawa, OH 45875.