Volunteers, charitable groups helping tornado victims recover

Columbia, Miss. was damaged by a tornado on Tuesday afternoon. Groups are banning together to help out the victims. Photo by Charles Herrington
Columbia, Miss. was damaged by a tornado on Tuesday afternoon. Groups are banning together to help out the victims. Photo by Charles Herrington

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Three days after a deadly tornado swept through parts of Columbia and Marion County, volunteers and charitable groups are continuing to help storm victims.

One organization, the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation, is managing a fund set up by Columbia's Woodlawn Church called the Columbia Strong Fund.

You can donate by writing a check to the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation.

Be sure to indicate in the memo line you want the money to go to the Columbia Strong Fund.

"If people will step up, even if it's for a small amount, a large amount, it's tax deductible, these people have nothing," said Theresa Erickson, executive director of the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. "They desperately need help and we appreciate everyone coming together and helping our community and helping our neighbors," she said.

You can also donate by going online to www.PineBeltFoundation.org and click on "Donate Today."