Volunteers help families clean up after devastating storms – FOX13 News Memphis


TRUMANN, Ark. – Families in Trumann, Ark., Are working to salvage what they can of their belongings after severe weather has ravaged their town.

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“My bible was always by the bedside table, never budged, and my mother’s bible opened at Psalms 36,” owner Jennifer Pitts Floyd said.

FOX13 was in what remains of Pitts’ house on Tuesday as the Organization of the Samaritan’s purse helped demolish his house.

“We are coming to neighborhoods that have suffered natural disasters,” said Clay Steelman, US Disaster Relief program manager at Samaritan’s Purse.

Steelman said he and several volunteers toured the country, spending the night in churches.

Pitts said she had cancer and her husband died last month. She said she and her mother were home when the tornado hit.

“Where this guy stands in the kitchen was the kitchen,” she said.

Pitts said she did not have home insurance. His son said he worked for Lowe’s, which had crews working at the family’s home on Tuesday.

Pitts’ neighbor Tom Miller also suffered significant damage to his home.

“It was white as bone, and it looked like it was about a quarter of a mile wide,” Miller said, describing what he believed to be a tornado.

He said he and his family took refuge in their bathtub until the storm passed.

“I’ve gained ten pounds since the disaster because every time you turn around someone tries to stick a sandwich down your throat,” he said.

Miller said the outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming.

If you would like to help Jennifer Pitts Floyd, a gofundme page has been created. CLICK HERE for the donation page.

You can also volunteer or ask for help from the Samaritan’s Purse organization. CLICK HERE for more information.

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