Sandy victims seek help from Kentucky tornado recovery page

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It helped many people find priceless memento, they thought they lost in a disaster.

Now a Facebook page set up to help victims of the March second tornado outbreak could soon be helping people who lost everything in Superstorm Sandy.

The creator of 'Returning Memories to Tornado Victims' that helps re-unite victims of the tornadoes with their photos, and other lost belongings has been contacted by victims of Hurricane Sandy.

"They wanted to know if we could help them, in the same way we are helping tornado victims here in Kentucky and Indiana," said Chase Horton, the creator of the Facebook page.

"We have had a lot of success and we want to do whatever we can to help the victims of Sandy, too," he continued.

Horton a father of three created the Facebook page shortly after the March tornadoes that devastated several Kentucky communities including, West Liberty.

"I started it because, I wasn't able to be out on the ground helping," the Army Veteran told WKYT over the phone.

He says now he's trying to coordinate with folks along the East Coast to determine if they will use 'Returning Memories to Tornado Victims' page to help those affected by Sandy, or, create a new page.

"We are willing to do either at this point. This is just such a great way to connect people looking for things they thought were lost forever."

As of Wednesday afternoon the page had almost 2,400 followers.

"We have members from all over the country," Horton said. "I never thought creating this page would have lead to all of this, but it sure is rewarding.


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