2 Months Later: Henryville Rebuilds

Small Town Bounces Back After March Tornadoes

A southern Indiana town ravaged by violent March tornadoes is on the road to recovery.

A tornado on March 2 ripped Henryville apart, damaging and destroying schools, homes and churches in its path, but thanks to the help of volunteers and members of the community, the town is starting to take shape again.

“I think the progress has went well. It's just superb because there have been so many volunteers. So many people have reached out and helped,” resident Suzanne Garrett said.

Volunteer Debbie Hefferman said she was following in the footsteps of her faith, RTV6's Stacia Matthews reported.

"One of the missions of our church is to help others. That's what God wants us to do and that's what we came for,” Hefferman said.

Residents were deeply moved by the volunteers’ selfless efforts.

“I’m crying tears of joy because it's wonderful to see this happening," Garrett said.

Henryville residents said they were very grateful for the helping hands that worked to rebuild their community.

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