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Members of Connecticut church in Salyersville to help with rebuilding efforts

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

Four months ago Monday, a historic tornado outbreak unlike anything we've ever seen left two dozen people dead, hundreds injured and towns in ruins.

Salyersville was one of several towns across Kentucky battered by the tornadoes.

Some say the city will never be the same, but one group has a different idea.

Members of the United Churches of Durham, Connecticut made the trek to spend a week rebuilding and repairing homes and other buildings that were damaged on March 2nd.

About 40 people from the church came down this year, but in the past they have brought more than 70 members.

Rubble piles are still littered all over Magoffin County, but local leaders say volunteers like the ones from Connecticut are making a big difference in the cleanup effort.

So much of a difference, that some of them have earned the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel by the General Assembly.

Hope that is desperately needed for a city hit by a natural disaster many thought would never happen here.

The volunteer group from Connecticut arrived in Salyersville on Monday and will be staying for one week before heading back up north.


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