Mission to rebuild after twister rips through town

Relief money continues to trickle in after a tornado ripped through parts of the Local 6 area on May 10.

What use to be Amber France’s mobile home is now just a pile of rubble.

"We walked around in circles for days not knowing what to do, where to start picking up the pieces," says France.

France was overwhelmed, that is until she met Pastor Wes Fowler at First Baptist Church in Mayfield, Kentucky.

"We could see the devastation on her face from day one," says Fowler.

Almost immediately after the tornado hit, Fowler says donations started pouring in. It’s now up to $218,000.

"Every single person that turned in an application will get some level of assistance," says Fowler.

That’s about 30 families, and Amber’s is one of them.

Volunteers were out at her home Friday demolishing what’s left of it and making room for her new mobile home, which was purchased using donations.

"The community has really showed an outpouring of love and wanting to help one another in ways that I never would have dreamed," says France.

By Wednesday, they hope to have this entire area cleared out so they can bring in France’s new home.

If your family is still in need of supplies, the last day to get them is July 7 from the Tornado Distribution Center at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds. It will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Click here to make a monetary donation to the relief fund. For questions, contact His House Ministries at 270-247-7772.

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