The response from people in the Valley and Plains was overwhelming–as people opened up their hearts to help neighbors in need.
One by one donors drop off cash and check donations to help the victims impacted by Sunday’s tornadoes.
“Our hearts and minds go out to the folks inBeauregardd, Smiths, and our neighbor in Georgia for all the damage and the loss of lives,” said Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller.
Sunday’s tornadoes killed 23 people, injured dozens more, and wrecked communities across the area.
“The one thing we do need is these people need assistance even when insurance kicks in and FEMA, how are you going to replace your personal photos,” said Smiths Station Mayor Bubba Copeland.
Now a glimpse of the overflow of love. People of all walks of life come to their neighbors in need.
“And its no surprise to me because this community is amazing. its a tight-knit community of people who are full of love and support for victims for this horrible storm ” said American Red Cross spokesperson Ashley Henyan.
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“It breaks my heart that so many people have passed away and so many just feel like they want to help. so they are out here to collect money,” said volunteer Anna Gray.
“This has been a very generous community. It’s a great community and we care about one another,” said Auburn Mayor Ron Anders.
One thing the storm can’t steal is the love this community holds for its neighbors.
“I don’t think there’s anything you can ever really do enough to help but just the thoughts and prayers. any kind of donation does help,” said donor Allen Hanes.
The Valley and Plains prove light still shines through the dark times.