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TN Valley volunteers arrive in OK

A crew from the National Association for the Prevention of Starvation, also known as NAPS, left the Huntsville area and arrived in Moore, Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon. A crew from the National Association for the Prevention of Starvation, also known as NAPS, left the Huntsville area and arrived in Moore, Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon.
MOORE, OK (WAFF) -

While residents in Oklahoma prepare to get on the road to recovery, they have a lot help. Some of it's coming from right here in the Tennessee Valley. 

A crew from the National Association for the Prevention of Starvation, also known as NAPS, left the Huntsville area and arrived in Moore, Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon.

Volunteers said when they heard about the tornado hitting Oklahoma, they had to do something to help.  

"Most of the houses are torn apart, doors are ripped, there is debris everywhere," said NAPS volunteer Kristen Nedd.

She and 11 other crew members with the non-profit volunteer relief organization were on the road for 10 hours before they arrived in Moore.  They said they have a big mission to fill while in the "Sooner State."

"Hopefully we can help people rebuild their houses, move debris, also comfort the families, especially the ones that have lost their children," she said.

Nedd said there are still people in Moore trying to recover what they can from their tornado ravaged homes.

"Basically people are cleaning up the debris around their houses, trying to gather whatever belongings they have at their houses but pretty much, for the most part, it's desolate after being broken apart and families are trying to cope with the situation," she said.

The EF-5 twister took the lives of 24 people, destroyed thousands of homes and left miles of damage in its path.

Nedd said she and the other volunteers will stay in Moore for at least a week or as long as they are needed.

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