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Community Comes Together to Help Tornado Victims

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CAMDEN, Del.- There is a number of ways people across Delmarva spent this Memorial Day. For one neighborhood in Kent County, this holiday meant recovery from the tornado that hit Thursday evening.

The community came together to help the victims of the tornado. The Marydel Fire Company says it was the Amish community that reached out to them. They wanted to know what kind of support they could give. The two groups came together to do what they could to help.

"These guys just said they don't want any pay,” said Marydel Fire Chief Buffy Madden. “They just want to help out of the community and they want to make sure the community gets back safe."

Instead of spending their holiday on the beach, they decided to give back to their neighbors in need.

"This is the American way right here. I mean they're in need,” said Madden. “How can we enjoy the holiday when someone else is in need.”

Even some kids came out to join the action. Lena Caro-Esposito and her brother spent the day helping the efforts for their grandfather’s home.

"Since it's Memorial Day we figured we'd come out and help him since he's a veteran,” said Lena.

Ronald Killen says he’s not at all surprised about the support his community has given him and his neighbors.

"The world is round and it comes back on you,” said Killen. “If you hand out grief, grief will get you. If you help your neighbor your neighbor helps you."

He couldn’t be more grateful for all of the helping hands.
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