City organizes cleanup, help for homeless under Clemens Center Bridge

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – There are new developments Monday in a story we brought you last week concerning a massive amount of trash, along with homeless individuals found living under the Clemens Center Bridge in Elmira.

City officials said Monday a committee has been assigned to abate and clean up the area. Right now, multiple organizations, such as Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army, are assisting in relocating and helping the homeless individuals currently taking shelter under the bridge.

“We were able to get them the help they needed,” said Councilman Brent Stermer. “We’ll never really be able to help them all. But, if we know of places where they’re at, we can send people to try to get them the help they need,” he continued.

The massive amount of trash, along with those living under the bridge, was found last week after reports of smoke. The city’s fire department responded to the scene. Stay with 18 News as this story continues to unfold.

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