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Private First Class Ladetra V. Reese, a Marine with Special Purpose MAGTF St. Bernard, throws a tree limb into a large pile of other branches in an effort to help New Orleans residents with tasks that they may have difficulty doing on their own.::n::Groups of Marines have been volunteering to assist residents near New Orleans by removing fallen trees and other debris from the yards of victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary R. Frank

Marines remove debris for New Orleans residents

17 Sep 2005 | Lance Cpl. Zachary R. Frank 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with the Special Purpose MAGTF St. Bernard command element, have been volunteering their time in the last few weeks to go out into the community and assist local New Orleans residents with a clean-up of debris and damaged property.

In the past three days a task force of some fifty Marines and Sailors have been out in the residential areas surrounding Naval Air Station New Orleans going door-to-door and asking families if they could use some assistance in restoring their yard to its former appearance.

The Marines have been doing as much as possible to be active in the community and provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.