If we’ve learned anything from the deadly tornado that hit Lee County, it’s that a community can come together when it needs to.
It’s been two weeks since the Lee County area heard the train-like sounds of a tornado that took 23 lives. But acts of kindness, love, and support continue to play out in Alabama.
Beauregard’s junior high baseball team played Valley tonight. Their original game was canceled due to the storm.
In response to the horrific scene the tornado left behind, Valley mom Cori Cook and other parents organized a special welcome for the Beauregard boys.
“It actually felt good to give back to our neighboring county. We’ve been trying to do something for them since this happened. It just touches the soul to be able to help and give back,” says Cook.
The Valley team along with Chambers County Schools donated supplies to help in the recovery,
Cook had bracelets made with the inscription “rams for the gard – Beauregard Strong” to share with the players and families.
Then there’s Clint Stanton.
Stanton found a picture in his yard after the storm. Realizing there was no name attached to it, he took to social media.
“We contacted a friend through Beauregard Strong (A facebook page helping people find lost items) and he had gone on and somebody saw the post and I guess you recognized your picture,” Stanton said.
The picture belonged to Carlton. He didn’t want to be shown on camera but wanted to talk.
“This is my grandmother, this is my father and that’s my uncle. All three have passed, not from the storm though,” Carlton said.
Carlton was in the midst of the storm and said he could feel everything that was going on. He was thrown six feet from where his house was. But he was only left with a lower leg fracture.
“Well you got something back and you have good neighbors helping take care of you.. anything we can do,” Stanton responded.
Anything they can do to stay Lee County and Beauregard Strong.