Helping His Hands not only helps with cleanup, but help with rebuilding as well. “We have had a lot of people who have said that they know their insurance won’t cover everything, and we’ve told them to let us know what they need after the insurance covers what they will and we’ll be here to help with the rest,” said Shipman.
“All they have to do is call and let us know what we can do for them.”
Shipman said that from 2011 until July 2013, volunteers with his organization have supplied more than $575,000 worth of free labor for those in need. “That’s not only cleaning things up, but it’s rebuilding houses and neighborhoods as well. That’s just for labor. We send a lot of supplies as well.”
To contact Helping His Hands, contact Shipman at 812-881-6330.
The city also has started efforts to pick up limbs and other debris from the streets in the devastated areas. Limbs, metal, household trash, and waste food items are asked to placed in separate piles at the side of the street for pick up. On Thursday, Lemon and S.W. Fourth streets are scheduled for removal from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Meridian and Sycamore streets will have items removed between 10 a.m. and noon.