By Mikaya Thurmond – February 3, 2013
It’s been just over 72 hours and volunteers have arrived from across the country to help with the tornado clean-up in Adairsville.
The tornado that blasted through Adairsville, Georgia has displaced more than 90 families and 500 people, but the community spirit is one thing that wasn’t destroyed.
Today was a volunteer work day for anyone over the age of 18.Teams of volunteers, from veterans to the national guard, responded to the call. Joyce Coomer has been organizing volunteers with her church. She says “by ourselves it would be overwhelming but we know the lord has blessed everything that we’ve done.”
Her son, Kenneth, adds “I’m glad the community has come out in force to be a part of this rebuilding effort and I’m glad to be a part of it.” Residents expected 400 people, but by noon, more than 1,000 showed up.
One Navy veteran, who volunteers with the Rubicon Organization, says she was shocked by the amount of people that showed despite the devastating damage. ” They have been incredibly supportive of us. Their volunteers they’ve had show up today. It’s been amazing,” says Dee Clancy.