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Cutters for Christ provide free storm debris clean up to those in need

Cutters for Christ formed after the 2011 storms. Source: WBRC video Cutters for Christ formed after the 2011 storms. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

For the last month, a group of Christians called Cutters for Christ have been helping residents in Bessemer, Kimberly and Adamsville clean up from the April tornadoes.

The team formed during the aftermath of the April 2011 tornadoes and they have been providing free storm clean up ever since.

Over the years companies have donated tractors, chainsaws and other tools to help Cutters for Christ carry out their mission to help others.

"We do this in the name of Jesus Christ and hopefully we make disciples out of them or hopefully we just reinforce the fact that just because something happened disastrous in their lives, that He has not left them. That He is still with them and loves them," explained Bob Thompson, a spokesman for the group.

Tuesday, FOX6 News caught up with the group in Chelsea, where they cleared a tree that had fallen through the roof of a home.

Bob Roberson said he hss felt helpless for the last two weeks, wondering how to clean up the mess.

"We were worried about how much it was going to cost to get it off and I knew I didn't have the money to do that, and there is no way that he and I could have possibly gone up there together," Roberson added.

His son heard about a group of guys who might be able to lend a hand. He made a few calls and in a matter of days, Cutters for Christ showed up.

"First job is of course to remove the debris from the top of his roof and then to cover up the roof with tarping," explained Bob Thompson, a spokesman for Cutters for Christ.

When duty calls, they teams is ready to go with a caravan of those donated tools and heavy equipment to get the job done. They have traveled all over the southeast helping homeowners like Roberson get back on their feet.

"People don't understand why we come out to do this. Why would we travel miles and miles to help other people. But, we are called to do it and we feel strongly about wanting to serve," Thompson said.

What may seem like just another act of service for the guys of Cutter for Christ means the world to Roberson.

"I feel like a million dollars. You have no idea how good this feels," added Roberson.

To contact Cutters for Christ, you can email Bob at bobthompson.cfc@gmail.com.

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