God's Pit Crew in Danville Heading Back to Moore, OK to Help Build Homes
Danville, VA - It has been nearly four months since a tornado devastated the Moore, Oklahoma community.
But God's Pit Crew in Danville says they still have plenty of work ahead of them. In fact, they are going back to help build more houses.
The images of the devastation in Moore are hard to forget, but for some, it's almost impossible to remember a time before the tornado hit.
"For the most part, the house was gone except for one room," said Michelle Linger.
Linger and her three children narrowly escaped the tornado's path. When they returned to their home, they saw rubble, devastation, and almost no hope.
"That's all we have. I am a single mom and it's just like what do you do?" said Linger.
Volunteers from God's Pit Crew helped victims like Linger immediately after the disaster. But their work here is far from done.
Now, months later and miles away, God's Pit Crew still works to help Linger and her family.
"We are going back to give two home to two of the victims," said Terri Johnson, Co-Director of God's Pit Crew
Terri Johnson remembers seeing the destruction on TV.
"I'm like this is bad, I just kept saying this is bad."
Now, Johnson stays hard at work collecting everything from air conditioners to decorations to build an energy efficient home from the ground up for the Lingers' and another victim.
"It's wonderful. It's amazing. To this day it is not real to me yet because it hasn't happened yet. It's crazy," said Linger.
Linger says she feels blessed to be receiving this kind of help...
"I think I cried for like three days."
But Johnson says it's the other way around.
"Even though we are blessing them, we come back doubly blessed, doubly blessed," said Johnson.
They are leaving at the end of this month for Oklahoma. Each house costs about $150,000.
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