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story.lead_photo.caption Kris Wilson/News Tribune Gaines Landscaping & Lawn Care employee Hunter Thurman carries a tree limb to the Wilson Tree Service wood chipper as the two companies work together to clear a large tree that had fallen between four residential and office buildings in the 200 block of Marshall Street during tornado cleanup efforts in the historic Capitol Avenue district on Saturday afternoon. Gaines Landscaping & Lawn Care owner Sam Gaines operates the track lift in the background as he clears out some of the larger debris.

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The sign-up site at Capital Mall for people wishing to volunteer to help with Jefferson City area tornado cleanup has closed.

Because of the efforts of volunteers over the past week, much of the initial cleanup that may be done by volunteers is complete, according to a news release from the United Way of Central Missouri.

Organizers of the site will meet following the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC), which is scheduled to be completed in Jefferson City on Friday and in Eldon on Saturday, and decide what further volunteer efforts will be needed.

They are likely to post opportunities on and to notify by email people with specific skills and equipment of opportunities, according to Amber Brondel, United Way of Central Missouri marketing and communications manager. Those people will have previously signed up at the volunteer site.

The skills requested could vary, depending on the needs, but may be somebody such as a general contractor, Brondel said.

"Anyone who has registered in the volunteer center will be getting an email if they possess the skills or equipment," she said.

The MARCs are one-stop shops where private and public relief agencies will offer services to disaster victims. The MARC in Jefferson City is 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., today, and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday at The Linc, 1299 Lafayette St.

The MARC in Eldon is 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1024 E. Lawson St.

Anyone affected by the tornadoes, or by flooding, is encouraged to call 211 so resources may be directed to them.

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