Friday, May 31 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-05-31 15:26:41 GMT
A team of volunteers led by a survivor of a tornado that swept through southern Indiana last year is headed to Oklahoma to help victims of last week's deadly storm. Indiana Cares was created by stay-at-homeMore >>
A team of volunteers led by a survivor of a tornado that swept through southern Indiana last year is headed to Oklahoma to help victims of last week's deadly storm.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:18:05 GMT
Several Indiana teachers put their lives on the line just a year ago when two F-4 tornadoes hit Henryville and destroyed the elementary and high school. When Henryville Elementary School Teacher KristiMore >>
Several Indiana teachers put their lives on the line just a year ago when two F-4 tornadoes hit Henryville and destroyed the elementary and high school.More >>
Thursday, May 2 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-02 22:06:04 GMT
High school students are literally creating a new landscape for tornado survivors in Henryville. The teens from Scottsburg New Tech High School partnered with Habitat for Humanity to design and implementMore >>
High school students are literally creating a new landscape for tornado survivors in Henryville.More >>
Wednesday, March 6 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-03-06 22:31:03 GMT
Families in southern Indiana who lived through last year's deadly tornadoes are being invited to share their memories about how the tornado changed their lives. The new project in Henryville, called "CollectingMore >>
Families in southern Indiana who lived through last year's deadly tornadoes are being invited to share their memories about how the tornado changed their lives.More >>
Saturday, March 2 2013 2:39 PM EST2013-03-02 19:39:39 GMT
Henryville residents will have an emotional day as it marks the one year anniversary of a deadly tornado that killed 39 people in two states. The community has planned several events for Saturday to thankMore >>
Henryville residents will have an emotional day as it marks the one year anniversary of a deadly tornado that killed 39 people in two states.More >>
Friday, March 1 2013 6:32 PM EST2013-03-01 23:32:35 GMT
A year ago Saturday, deadly tornadoes struck southern Indiana, destroying homes and businesses in Henryville. The town is now preparing to mark the anniversary of the devastation. In Nabb, a nearbyMore >>
This weekend's one-year anniversary will be a time to pause and remember those 14 people who lost their lives, but also to celebrate all the work that's been done towards recovery.More >>
Thursday, February 28 2013 5:10 PM EST2013-02-28 22:10:17 GMT
All this week, we've been reporting on the recovery in southern Indiana towns, one year after the deadly tornado outbreak killed 14 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings. One of the biggest rebuildingMore >>
One of the biggest rebuilding projects after the tornadoes last March involved the Henryville schools heavily damaged in the storm.More >>
Wednesday, February 27 2013 5:24 PM EST2013-02-27 22:24:11 GMT
There are many stories of recovery in Henryville this week as we approach one year since tornadoes devastated the town. In that storm, one man sacrificed his own life to keep his wife safe. AlthoughMore >>
Her new home may be finished and furnished and full, but for Lenora Hunter, it often feels empty.More >>
Tuesday, February 26 2013 4:42 PM EST2013-02-26 21:42:02 GMT
It's been one year since tornadoes devastated southern Indiana. Henryville received a lot of the attention, but small communities like Marysville and New Pekin were also hit hard. Over 20 homes were destroyedMore >>
It's been one year since tornadoes devastated southern Indiana. Henryville received a lot of the attention, but small communities like Marysville and New Pekin were also hit hard.More >>
Monday, February 25 2013 5:00 PM EST2013-02-25 22:00:08 GMT
It's been a year since strong tornadoes tore through southern Indiana, killing 14 people and destroying hundreds of homes. March 2 marks the anniversary of the tornadoes. Henryville was hit the hardestMore >>
While it's been a year since the tornadoes struck, when you talk to Henryville residents, they say it doesn't seem that long.More >>
Brock Bailey is a plumber by trade, but he is a volunteer at heart. Bailey has spent the past week rebuilding hope for David Sumpter. Last month's devastating tornadoes spared his dogs, chickens and his life but little else.
"I just feel blessed that I can give back and I can help him out," said Bailey.
"There was not a standing structure of any kind. He had a modular home that was literally tore down to the bare floor," Bailey explained.
Pastor Bob Morrison came to Henryville after the storms with a plan to help people start over. He met Sumpter at a community breakfast and soon realized he had to help.
"We just told David, we're going to build you a house. We don't know how we're going to but we're going to do it," said Morrison.
Soon the plan to build a house, greenhouse and chicken coop began coming together. Volunteers started coming out of the woodwork.
"It's surprising there are people from a thousand miles away, from Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern Indiana," said Bailey.
Donations of material, even appliances, began pouring in. In a matter of days a house was once again standing.
"We've been down to literally ten minutes of losing a deadline and needing a plumber and a plumber will walk in or an electrician, concrete guy...it has just [fallen] into place," said Morrison.
The goal is to have this home finished by next week. That doesn't mean the work is done for volunteers. It's just beginning. They plan on building 99 more homes here.
"It's great that he's getting a home but so many other people need homes as well," said Jennifer Corkum, who is the family needs coordinator for Henryville Community Church.
The Three Nails Project will focus on helping the uninsured and under-insured get back on their feet, powered by the sweat and tears of total strangers like Mark Davis, a construction worker from Ohio.
"If I ever need it I hope someone is there for me," said Davis.
The Three Nails Project is in need of volunteers both skilled and unskilled. They also need donations of building materials and supplies. If you would like to help you can email them or click here.