VIDEO: Massive clean-up in San Jose, over 500 volunteers

SAN JOSE (KRON) — The San Jose Mayor’s office took action with relief efforts for San Jose flood victims Saturday.

From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., hundreds of volunteers put on their work gloves and grabbed shovels to help clean up neighborhoods affected by last weeks mass flooding.

Volunteers of all ages from 14 and up joined the effort to help residents in these areas near Coyote Creek.

KRON4’s Averi Harper was there to speak to the enthusiastic organizers and volunteers, and to the grateful residents.

She says over 500 people signed up for the community event.

“We thought we were going to have to do it all on our own,” a woman whose home was flooded said. “It’s been a great help.”

Some companies have even donated pumps that will help victims keep water from seeping back into their homes.

While the residents welcome the help, life is far from normal.

“I’ve been out of work for one week now trying to take out all the damaged stuff,” said one resident.

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