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Leakesville residents gather for service a week after tornado

LEAKESVILLE, MS (WDAM) - A little over a week after a tornado devastated the small town of Leakesville many in the town gathered Sunday morning for an outdoor worship service at Greene Park in front of the Greene County Courthouse.

The service was led by missionaries Tony and Karen Gray and included personal stories by many who were hit hard by the storm.

Many in town believe there has been an outpouring of Christianity in the community since the tornado.

"When you go through a situation like this you realize how important community is and community crosses all barriers and all lines," said Gray, a Leakesville resident and missionary. "Immediately after the storm people came to volunteer not only from this area, but literally from all over the state. We has this moment to bring us closer as a community. To say we're here together and we can make it together we God's help.

Anyone wishing to help out can contact their local Salvation Army or Red Cross Office.

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