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Baker organizes Prince George's volunteers to help clear the snow

Jonathan Mummolo

In the wake of the monumental snow storm, Prince George's County Executive candidate Rushern L. Baker III (D) has begun organizing volunteers to "help dig out senior citizens and others with medical limitations" by shoveling snow, the Baker campaign said in a statement.

On Friday, County Executive Jack B. Johnson declared a state of emergency, and several agencies have been tapped to help battle the blizzard. In a statement Saturday, county officials said "nearly 30 inches or more of snow has fallen in locations throughout the county."

"State and county government resources are stretched to the limit but the county's supply of good will and good neighbors never runs short," Baker said in a statement. "Everyone's chipping in. The Prince George's County Firefighters and EMS Union has also offered to help and the campaign is currently mobilizing citizens. We are just tapping into the spirit of communities; neighbors helping each other out."

The campaign is sending an e-mail and text blast to over 7,000 county residents and organizations looking for volunteers to form "Big dig teams," Baker's statement said. Baker is asking volunteers to contact the campaign at Bigdig@rushernbaker.com, or at 301-637-3381.

The campaign expects the first teams to "fan out" across Prince George's Monday afternoon.

The union that represents county fire and ems workers endorsed Baker in January.

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 7, 2010; 9:41 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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