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Volunteers furnish storm victim's home

Volunteers helped a family of six get back on their feet after the tornado destroyed their home. (Souce: WALB) Volunteers helped a family of six get back on their feet after the tornado destroyed their home. (Souce: WALB)
The family lived in a trailer park off Holly Drive. (Source: WALB) The family lived in a trailer park off Holly Drive. (Source: WALB)
Maria Vail Lucas said God saved her family. (Source: WALB) Maria Vail Lucas said God saved her family. (Source: WALB)
Volunteers with Sherwood Baptist Church helped bring furniture to the family. (Source: WALB) Volunteers with Sherwood Baptist Church helped bring furniture to the family. (Source: WALB)
Curtis Fluker was one of the volunteers. (Source:WALB) Curtis Fluker was one of the volunteers. (Source:WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Some families have been living without furniture or stead homes for more than a month, but thanks to a group of volunteers, they are now getting back on their feet.

It's been 39 days since the second storm rolled through Dougherty County, destroying hundreds of homes. Many lost everything. 

"Me duele mucho por mis hijos poruqe ellos gritaron mucho cuando paso alli," recalls Maria Vail Lucas. 

It pains me for my children who yell when we pass by there said Lucas.

She, her husband and their four kids were living in a mobile home off Holly Drive. 

"Mis hijos gritaron mucho ellos estaban resando con sus manos arriba."

My kids were screaming for help all the time Lucas cried, praying with their hands in the air.

She and her kids found shelter in their car while the winds picked up their home.

Now they can't even find where it was in the mobile home park. 

"Nosotros quedamos solo alli porque era la mano de dios que nos estaba cuidando," said Lucas.

We are here today thanks to God's hands who were watching over us she said.

For weeks, they have been staying with friends and family. Last week they moved into this home, giving them only a roof to put over their heads. 

For days, they slept on the floor.

Until just a few days ago, when a group of volunteers organized through Sherwood Baptist Church brought them food and furniture. 

"What you do is get out here everyday and you give it 100 percent," said CurtisFluker, a volunteer. "You go home and feel like hey, I made a difference today and tomorrow I want to make more of a difference."

Fluker works with code enforcement. He's been helping coordinate the volunteers.

They've been working with FEMA to identify who needs help. Whatever help those individuals need, volunteers have been making it happen. 

"Damos gracias por toda la ayuda de la gente que nos esta ayudando," said Lucas.

Lucas and her family want to give thanks to the volunteers who have been helping.

She said it's thanks to them they are no longer sleeping on the floor. 

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