Earlier this week many parts of the southern United States were hit by a wide outbreak of tornadoes that essentially flattened many towns and cities. Fortunately in such a time of need and disaster thousands of volunteers have flocked to the affected areas to offer a hand with cleanup and recovery efforts in any way they can.
Throughout the affected areas hundreds of people were injured and thousands more are now essentially homeless; fortunately for all of these affected people there are thousands of volunteers already on the scene or already headed that direction. Volunteer organizations from various schools, churches, colleges, and other locations in the affected areas are hard at work cleaning up after the devastation left behind by the extremely powerful tornadoes.
The recent tornado outbreak was so severe it even crippled many emergency response crews by destroying or damaging equipment; in these areas specifically outside emergency crews have already begun to help by replacing essential equipment. In certain areas the Nation Guard has also been called in for assistance.
Many affected areas are already starting to see serious signs of recovery as the massive volunteer armies continue with the cleanup. Many local analysts say the turnout of volunteers in many areas truly is astonishing. Currently government assistance programs are not yet deployed though President Obama has said he hopes to offer some sort of assistance as soon as possible; in the meantime the volunteer groups will continue taking control of the situation and doing everything they can.