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Families dealing with loss of homes after tornado hits Elon

(Photo: WSET)

ELON, Va. (WSET) -- More than 20 homes were either completely wiped out or so severely damaged in Elon, part of Amherst County, that families cannot go back to them.

Several GoFundMe accounts have been set up for those different families.

FINK FAMILY

Leecy Fink posted on Facebook that she and her family are alive and safe, but you can see that her home is gone.

Amy Loughhead Moore, who created the GoFundMe account, said that the Finks were unable to get out of the neighborhood before the reported tornado and only had moments to get the whole family in the basement.

CHILDRESS FAMILY

David and Sharon’s house has been destroyed during the tornado.

Sharon and their oldest son were injured and are currently at a local hospital.

JOHNSON FAMILY

Randy Johnson's home got destroyed and the family lost everything, including pictures.

They are staying with family now and trying to clean up all of the mess and find anything that can be saved.

FLOYD FAMILY

Sonya Floyd's home was damaged in the tornado.

She and her family are staying with relatives while they figure out how to cleanup.

STURM FAMILY

Family said Rene Sturm was inside her home when the tornado hit Elon, but the family was able to make it out safely.

The family lost everything and they did not have renter's insurance so belongings will not be replaced.

MASSIE FAMILY

Melissa and John Massie, along with their 18-year-old daughter lost their home, along with their vehicles and everything inside.

If any questions, contact Mikayla Page Davila at 434-945-0312.

COOPER FAMILY

Mike Cooper and his family's home was affected by the tornado Sunday night.

LEONARD FAMILY

Jeanette Leonard and fer family lost their home due to the tornado in Elon.

Friends said Jeanette was at work, but her family was in the hone and two are still in the hospital recovering.

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This list will be updated.

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