More volunteers needed for Farmy Army during week

6:22 pm on 20 June 2011

Federated Farmers is calling for more volunteers to help shovel silt from residents' properties in earthquake-hit eastern suburbs of Christchurch this week.

Federated Farmers earthquake spokesperson John Hartnell says the Farmy Army and the Student Volunteer Army operation need at least 200 people a day to help remove the silt.

Mr Hartnell is expecting fewer volunteers during the week compared with the weekend.

People are asked to bring a shovel or a wheelbarrow to the A and P Showgrounds in Curletts Road.

Volunteers are needed between 7am and 4pm.