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Ohio students volunteering in Alabama over holiday weekend

Two of the volunteers from Ohio pose for a picture on Lockhart Road Two of the volunteers from Ohio pose for a picture on Lockhart Road
A lot of debris on Lockhart Road in Harvest has been removed thanks to volunteers A lot of debris on Lockhart Road in Harvest has been removed thanks to volunteers
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

People are coming from other parts of the country to help storm victims.

A group of teenagers from three high schools and a church in Ohio wanted to spend Memorial Day weekend helping people recover from April 27th's tornados.

The progress that has been made is astonishing. On Lockhart Road in Madison County, debris piles from a few days ago have all been cleared, and a lot of it is because of the many volunteers.

"I've never seen anything like this. I just wanted to help the people here," said Ohio volunteer Kylie Poe.

"This is changing us as people...help us become better people and not take things for granted," added Ohio volunteer Brittany Hardyman.

These young people aren't afraid to get dirty.

Some bag up tiny pieces of glass and debris, while others cut trees and stack wood.

They've also got a good assembly line going piling small limbs on the roadside.

"Felt like we needed to do our part share the love of God let people know Jesus cares there is hope beyond this tragedy," said volunteer Matt Elliott.

"It gives me a good feeling to know I am actually helping someone," said volunteer Skyler Myles.

The volunteers from Ohio plan to help out in the Lockhart Road area until Sunday.

 

 

 

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