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    Volunteers Gather to Clean Up Cemetery Damaged by Tornado

    Three weeks after the Oct. 20 tornado that left a trail of destruction in Dallas, volunteers gathered to help clean up Forest Lawn Cemetery. (Published Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019)

    Three weeks after the Oct. 20 tornado that left a trail of destruction in Dallas, volunteers gathered to help clean up Forest Lawn Cemetery.

    About 70 church volunteers gathered Saturday to clean up the cemetery along Harry Hines Boulevard.

    "We had people today from Tyler, Elmer, McKinney, and from Paris, Texas. They're all members of the church and they just came out to help because they felt they needed to do something in order to participate in the community," said Jack Meager with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Church leaders say they were initially looking for homes to help restore when they saw the cemetery.

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    Roofing material, insulation and other debris was gathered into piles for disposal.

    They expect it to take a few more weekends to get the job done.

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