Tornado victims got keys to newly constructed homes following March 3rd tornadoes

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The March 3rd storms left many with homes completely demolished, but today several families received the keys to help with the recovery process in a new home. 

“When I got down here, I said we gotta go take a look. As I got down here and I as I began to see the devastation I said, “God this is what you set us up for and we’re going,” Roberts said.

One week ago, Cornerstone of East Alabama Medical center and the Chattahoochee Fuller Center for housing started construction on homes for individuals who have dedicated their life to serving the medical center. Maggie Robinson, who lost her life in the tornadoes, worked for the center for almost 40 years.

“I know Maggie would be very proud of this home and what this organization has done and very proud of you Wayne,” Eason said.

Robinson’s brother Wayne received the first home dedication today. Being a huge crimson tide fan several groups came together to make sure his house was completely furnished and even had a few personalized touches. 
“I didn’t know I had that many friends like that, but it was a good blessing,” Robinson said.

The other families agreed that this is truly a blessing for their families. Local pastors gifted each family with a bible and also blessed the home and families as they move in and start making new memories.

“Like I said I can’t even express my gratitude. This things had me running since March the third. I guess I’ll The University of Alabama and other organizations have donated furniture for the three homes to show the families they are Beauregard strong and in this fight with them.

The Chattahoochee Fuller Center says they are not stopping just yet. They plan to continue building homes for tornado victims this summer and fall. 

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