Volunteers Perform Tornado Cleanup


Keep Lee County Beautiful had over a hundred volunteers that gathered over 2,200 pounds of debris from the areas in South Fort Myers recently hit by a tornado. The devastation near the Iona neighborhood was caused by a tornado that was determined to be on the ground for about 7.9 miles according to the National Weather Service.

The volunteers did not enter the neighborhoods directly, as the families are still sorting through the damage. The cleanup focused on the roadside litter to prevent any debris from making its way to the Gulf.

Donations were also collected and were delivered to the Iona-McGregor Fire Department for those affected by the recent storms.

Keep Lee County Beautiful is the local resource for litter prevention, community greening, and recycling and waste reduction education. Each year, KLCB engages over 5,000 volunteers in more than 250 community improvement initiatives, to improve the environmental health and natural beauty of the places we call home.

Visit www.klcb.org to find out how to get involved and support KLCB and their efforts.