Community Helps Tornado Recovery

1 decade 3 years 7 months ago Saturday, March 25 2006 Mar 25, 2006 Saturday, March 25, 2006 10:54:56 PM CST March 25, 2006 in News

The skies are clear just south of Glasgow.

"It makes you feel very humble," said Gloria Maupin, tornado victim. "It makes you feel very humble that people you didn't know thought enough of you to come help you in your time of distress."

Two weeks ago, farmers like the Maupins saw a different picture.

"We found sheets in the trees and other stuff out in the fields," said Maupin.

Hundreds of new friends spent the day on the farm helping remove debris from the field so farm equipment can operate.

"People get together and help each other," said Tracey Horde, Glasgow resident. "And I know that if it was me that had lost my home, I would want people to come and help me. And it is just the community."

Hundreds of volunteers worked on 12 different farms, piling up the mess then burning it. Without the help, this cleanup would have taken months.

"We're so grateful to all these people, and they didn't want any thankyous, they just went on and helped somebody else," said Maupin.

Horde added "I'm in awe, because you don't really realize it until it happens close to you."

Under blue skies the Maupins say they're in awe of the outpouring of help. Saturday's volunteers joined those they were helping for a hot lunch at Glasgow's High School. They also accepted monetary donations to help the farmers.

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