Residents who survived a devastating tornado that tore through southern Indiana six months ago showed their appreciation on Sunday to the volunteers who helped get their lives back on track.
The small community of Henryville gathered to say Thank you, to volunteers who came from all over the country to help them pick up the pieces after the March tornado.
Weather officials said two tornadoes with winds of up to 175 mph destroyed homes and damaged buildings, including the communitys high school.
The Rev. Steven Scaftlein with St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church said Henryville residents were very thankful to have survived the storm, RTV6s Ebone Monet reported.
"You appreciate not only the material things that you have, but even more important, the relationships that you have because when you've lost everything or you've seen other people who have lost everything and yet they still care about people, then it wakes you up to what's really important, Scaftlein said.
Henryville resident Vicki Horine said signs of rebirth can be seen on the faces of everyone in the community.
We see that we've lived through the tornado. We've survived the tornado. Six months later, our school is rebuilt, our town is coming back, and the people are smiling, Horine said.
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