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Amish, Fire Dept. Lead Way In Clearing After Tornado

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CAMDEN-WYOMING, Del. - There were no shortage of helping hands in Camden-Wyoming Delaware Monday morning. More than 60 members of the Amish community, along with the Marydel Fire Department and several neighbors, got to work clearing downed trees along Darling Farm and Tower Roads.

"They called me and said they wanted to help and asked what they could do," said Marydel Fire Chief Buffy Madden.

They brought heavy machinery - wood chippers, backhoes and trucks to move it all out. The help was welcomed, and neighbors were amazed at how quickly they were able to removing the debris.

"My gosh, in an hour and a half already, they've done more than we've done in two days," said Chris Ford.

"They took away from their time and their families to be here to help people in need," Madden said. "And that's what everything is about. Helping people in need. These people definitely need it, we're here to help them."

The volunteers say they're committed to continue helping however they can. The marydel fire department is still collecting lumber to assist the families whose homes were destroyed by the tornado. And if you'd like to help, you can make a donation at www.YouCaring.com/Station56.

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