The melted metal remnants of the Off Road Tire & Service Center are no more. In what seemed like a blink of an eye on Monday, February 4th, the remnants of the structure destroyed by fire last month, disappeared, thanks in large part to local volunteers.
The community came together to assist owners Shawn and Krystal Phillips in the cleanup, helping make way for the family to rebuild their business.
Volunteers with Weaverland Disaster Service spent the day removing the debris, which was hauled away with equipment donated for use by Trump Trucks of Kahoka. Lakeside Towing of Memphis donated its efforts to remove the vehicles that were in the building and were destroyed in the fire.
M&O Concrete opened its facilities for a lunch meal provided for the roughly 100 volunteers who took part in the cleanup.
This is not the first time the Mennonite disaster service has lent its strength to the local community. The same group was responsible for assisting the City of Memphis in the cleanup of a collapsed building on the square a few years ago. This past summer volunteers from Weaverland Disaster Service traveled to Texas to assist in the cleanup following the hurricanes.