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WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
More than one
week after a storm tore through the area, tornado victims in Wood County are
struggling to recover.
leveled the home that Carol Hopple and her sister Terri Lynn Woodard were
living in on November 17. They lost almost everything.
"[I got] some glass
in my mouth, some glass in my eyes," said 5-year-old Naelynn, Woodard's
Mary Woodard, has taken the families in. Her daughters have a meeting with the
Red Cross on Wednesday in Bowling Green, and she hopes they'll get some much-needed
help. The family says their renter's insurance was cancelled this spring after
lightning struck their TV and had to be replaced.
"We've always told our kids to work for what
they have and that's what they're used to," said Mary. "They're not used to
someone coming to hand them anything. They know they need to work for what they
have and that's what they have done over the years. It's like you close your
eyes and everything you've worked for the last five years is gone."
It won't help
the families hit by the tornadoes, but Governor John Kasich has authorized
state disaster relief for local governments in Jerry City and Cloverdale, to reimburse
costs from debris removal and other costs that came up.
To help the
families, donations can be sent to the Carol Hopple Family at Woodforest
National Bank, or the Terri Lynn Woodard Family at Huntington Bank.