Dozens Volunteer for Local Post-Sandy Cleanup

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CLEVELAND -- Twelve days after Hurricane Sandy left its mark on the North Coast, people who live along the coastline were trying to erase it.

A large number of volunteers showed up to help out with what the Ohio Department of Natural Resources billed as a "coastal cleanup."

"It's mostly been debris," says Brian Andrews, the manager of Cleveland Lakefront State Park.

Andrews says his people have been working hard ever since Sandy, but that ODNR certainly "enjoys the support" of all the people who pitched in with the cleanup.

"The need was here today," since Christina Higgins, "and so we followed the need."  

The Higgins family joined many other people in picking up all sorts of debris and putting it in trash bags to be hauled off.

And it was obvious people took pride in what they were doing.   

Joe Allen often runs along the lakefront. Asked why he was helping pick up the trash that Sandy left behind, Joe says simply, "Because it's our city."

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