The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

Latter-day Saint volunteers extended a helping hand to those in dire circumstances in the wake of tornado damage in central Tennessee.

In mid-March, more than 1,200 helpers from Tennessee and Kentucky came to provide disaster cleanup, resources for victims, uplifting music and even photograph restoration.

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The deadly storm killed over three dozen people along its 50-mile path on March 2 and 3, 2020.

“It’s like a war zone, seeing all the debris laying around,” described Randy Elliot, a local Latter-day Saint congregant who was affected by the storm.

Elliot was sleeping when she first heard the tornado hit.

“The window in our bedroom blew out,” she said. “We had glass everywhere … the house across the street was flattened.”

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