Volunteers help clean up Ruth community

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A couple, whose home was demolished in last week's storms, but they couldn't start cleaning up because their insurance company, has now been given the green light.

Deborah and Roger Head's insurance adjuster finally came out to their home to take a look. Their home is a total loss, but believe it or not, they're happy because they can clean up!

Graves Tree Service has donated their time to help, clearing out downed trees and debris from their entire lot.

Doug Hornsby is also pitching in. He lives in the Ruth community, but says he got lucky.

"It looks like total devastation [out here] to me. Nothing's around but my house. It's all that's left," he said.

So he rented a bulldozer and has been working all day, clearing debris from around his home and his neighbor's homes.

"I'm going to clean this whole neighborhood up. Push this into a big pile and just start burning. It's all we can do," said Hornsby.

Volunteers like Courtney Strong and her family are helping out in a different way. They cook, pack up supplies, then drive and deliver them to the people who need them most.

"The community's always been there for our family and I just think it's my time that I can give back and help them out," she said.

Strong said they plan on helping as long as they're needed.

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