Following a tornado that ripped through her Madison, Tennessee, neighborhood and dropped a huge tree in her driveway — just missing her house — Brandie Lee didn’t know where to start with the cleanup.
During the storm, she received a text from a neighbor saying, “Um, our shed is in your tree.” “This is like crazy,” Lee said. “That was when it was really hitting me, ‘This is a real tornado.’’’
The young homeowner admitted she was feeling overwhelmed after the storm. It was right about then, she recalled, she heard a knock at the door. It was an Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer, who traveled with a team to help clean up the damage.
Lee was just one of thousands of Tennessee residents who were on the receiving end of a storm that ripped through the Nashville area Dec. 9 destroying homes, damaging rooves, snapping powerlines and trees like toothpicks — and tragically taking six lives.
Soon after the storm, Disaster Relief teams in Tennessee and Alabama were called on to assess the damage and help homeowners remove trees and other debris from their property.
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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.