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Numerous individuals show up for the Impact the Rock day of service to assist with disaster relief efforts



Little Rock, Arkansas – For the Impact of the Rock Day of Service, hundreds of citizens from all over the city gathered, and the task at hand was cleanup following the disaster.

Volunteers cleared branches and even discovered little objects hiding beneath the rubble.

As the cleanup process went on, strangers gradually turned into family.

“All we have to do is show up, get a shirt, and pitch in,” volunteer, Sheryl Cleveland said.

Impact the Rock, a day of service where thousands gathered to assist with cleanup after the tornado tore through Little Rock, was held on Saturday.

The phrase “Little Rock Strong” is commonplace among volunteers like Steven Person.

“Arkansas is just built different. You know, we look out for each other. So this right here is just normal for any Arkansan, so this is what we do, it’s going to be like this every Saturday until we get everything situated and cleaned up for the people of Little Rock,” Person said.

Sheryl Cleveland traveled from Conway with her daughter Maddy to serve as a volunteer.

“I just wanted to teach my daughter about community and I want her to know, this is what we do for each other. we help out,” Sheryl Cleveland said.

“Helping out is making me feel happy and good, like anytime something bad happens and there are actually people helping each other like I really want to do that,” daughter of Sheryl and volunteer, Maddy Cleveland said.

She said with a smile that when she got up on Saturday morning, she couldn’t wait to participate.

“Excited, happy, making me feel like I can help everyone here,” Maddy Cleveland said.

Little Rock is a family, as Steven Person has said.

“I don’t live in the neighborhood, but again, we are all neighbors in this time so, I’m here to just help out my fellow Little Rock citizens,” Person stated.