The California-Pacific Conference Disaster Response Task Force is calling for volunteers to assist with the cleanup of a large explosion in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (306256)

Volunteers are needed to help clean up after a large fireworks explosion rocked a neighborhood in South Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

The California-Pacific Conference Disaster Response Task Force has organized a week long community clean-up effort.

Officials said 17 people were injured by the explosion, including 9 LAPD officers, an ATF officer, and 7 civilians. Investigators said the blast was set off by the LAPD Bomb Squad. It was supposed to be contained inside a special disposal truck but the blast blew up the truck and could be felt at least a half-block away.

Meanwhile, with many families having been displaced by this incident, the City of Los Angeles has requested nonprofit partners to assist households with cleanup and debris removal efforts. The location of the cleanup site will be at the intersection of 27th Street and San Pedro in Los Angeles.

Pickup/cleaning may be either outside in the street or inside apartments and houses. The cleanup efforts began Tuesday, July 6 and will continue throughout the week.

The California-Pacific Conference Disaster Response Task Force is a part of the United Methodist Church. For questions, please contact Krista Bilderbach at khbilderbach@gmail.com.