Cedar City mayor asks for volunteers to help fill sandbags

Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Mayor Maile Wilson-Edwards

CEDAR CITY, Utah, July 28, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson-Edwards is asking for volunteers to help fill sandbags after countless residents were displaced by the flooding Monday, with more heavy rain predicted in the coming days.

“VOLUNTEERS NEEDED,” Wilson-Edwards tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “We have acquired a substantial number of sandbags that will be free to the public. We do need volunteers to help fill the sandbags both at the City Public Works yard, 716 N. Airport Road, and also at the County Road Department located at 1105 North Bulldog Road.”

Wilson-Edwards said at a news conference Tuesday: “We are projected to have increased rains throughout the end of this week and into the weekend.”

A Red Cross location has been set up at 61 N. 900 West for residents in need.

“We thank the community for all of the goods donated to help those affected by the #CedarCity flooding,” said a tweet from the American Red Cross of Utah Wednesday afternoon. “At this time the #RedCross has enough to support those affected. The best way to help those who need it is to donate monetarily or #volunteer.”

A state of emergency was declared for Cedar City late Monday afternoon.

Wilson-Edwards added at the press conference: “This is truly a community built on volunteerism, and there is no better demonstration than when we all come together to serve one another. So for the residents, know we are here and we’ll continue to be here to help you as much as we can in the days and weeks to come.”

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is provided.


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