Volunteer group Disaster Relief at Work helping with flood cleanup in Warren

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Dozens of volunteers have hit the streets of Warren to help those unable to help themselves - just days after relentless rains pummeled the area.

Behind the effort is a man from Waterford who’s one goal is to help his fellow neighbors.

When we tagged along with them Thursday morning, the volunteers had already managed to bring up two freezers, a refrigerator and a washer and dryer from a basement. The volunteers will be working to help residents for the next several days.

Greg Martin is the man behind DRAW, Disaster Relief at Work.

“A solely volunteer group and he's assured me that they don't need any money,” says Warren Mayor Jim Fouts. “I called him up and they're doing all of it pro bono."

The volunteers are working with buckets of cleaning supplies that include mold killing and preventing bleach.
Greg's vision for this nonprofit aimed at helping others came to him after he helped thousands in Alabama following the tornadoes there a few years ago.

He says the residents that volunteers will be helping will be diverse.

"Some of them are elderly, some of them are widowed, and some of them have basements where they can't get stuff out,” he says. “They need help cleaning; they need help with mold prevention."

Like the woman who, in the short time we were there getting video, found her wedding album amid what's left in her basement.

These volunteers won’t stop until the job is done.

If you are one of the many residents in Warren that may need assistance contact Mayor Fouts' office.

That number is 586-574-4520.

If you'd like to donate to DRAW you can find out more information here .

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