OPPD & Habitat Omaha helping clean up neighborhoods in wake of storm


(Omaha, NE) -- Following the historic thunderstorm two weeks ago, that brought hurricane strength winds to the Omaha metro, a local utility and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to help clean up storm debris.

The Omaha Public Power District says Habitat for Humanity will hold their next Neighborhood Cleanup Day, in conjunction with the North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance and the Empowerment Network, on Saturday July 24th. The neighborhood cleanup will be held at Family Housing Advisory Services, located at 2401 Lake Street, from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM Saturday morning.

The utility says OPPD employees will be among about 20 volunteers helping to unload items and debris from residents’ vehicles into dumpsters and compacting trucks. Residents can drive through to drop off items such as tree branches, old furniture, appliances, building materials, and general junk that people want to clear from their yards or homes. No tires, paint, concrete or chemicals will be accepted.

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is expected to hold six such neighborhood cleanups this year.


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