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Columbia Strong breaks ground to rebuild third tornado damaged home

Columbia Strong breaks ground at third house in columbia. By Bailey Maloney Columbia Strong breaks ground at third house in columbia. By Bailey Maloney
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) -

Columbia Strong has been working to help those that lost their homes in the tornado two months ago.

“I can't jump and shout like I want to, but I am going to holler as loud as I can, hallelujah," said home owner Martha Hall.

 Hall said she will be nothing but excited when she moves into her new home.

"We are excited to be starting our second construction project,” said Columbia Strong Volunteer Coordinator Nik Ingram.

Columbia Strong is funding 13 houses that were lost in the tornado.

“We have two started by Christian Aid ministries," said Columbia Strong Case Management Worker Maggie Ingram. "This Group that is working on Ms. Martha's house is M.D.S. Mennonite disaster services.”

Together, Columbia Strong and Mennonite Disaster Services broke ground on Friday for Hall's new house.

"Not only are we building homes, we are restoring community and rebuilding lives,” said Ingram. "This is so important because we have the opportunity to give hope to those that have lost everything.” 

Hall's house is expected to be complete in the next month.

"Glory to God and to the people," said Hall. "People have been coming from far and near helping me and I'm just excited about it.”

A little over $241,000 dollars has been raised for the Columbia Strong Fund.

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