Tornado tribute: volunteers thanked and rebuilding continues
HARRISBURG, Ill.--A neighborhood was nearly destroyed after an EF-4 tornado ripped into parts of Harrisburg, Illinois and claimed eight lives.
It happened on February 29th of last year. Since that time, thousands of volunteers have helped rebuild.
The Harrisburg Kiwanis Club held a 'tornado tribute'. It was a chance to thank those who volunteered and coordinated relief efforts. The club also released a CD and DVD titled 'We Are Here.' It's a song about the endurance of the people of Harrisburg, and proceeds from its sale go toward scholarships for children affected by the disaster.
Nearly a year later, you can still see the signs of destruction. The evidence will eventually fade, but for the people who lived through it, the horror and memories are unforgettable.
Dan Burnett with Mott Builders said his crew is working as quickly as possible.