Columbia Strong completes first tornado damaged home

Columbia Strong completes first tornado damaged home

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - The Columbia Strong organization has completed the rebuilding of it's first home following the tornado that hit in December 2014.

The home was completed with the help of Christian Aid Ministries and Mennonite Disaster Services.

Nik Ingram is a volunteer coordinator with Columbia Strong who has been working tirelessly to reach this milestone.

“It feels great to know that this community is coming together. It's just really a story of hope,” Ingram said.

The home they've completed was heavily damaged when a tree fell on top of it, collapsing the roof. Homeowner Jan Shepard said she is truly grateful and couldn't be happier with her new home.

“Through this, I have really found out and realize that there are a lot of good people and a lot of good things that happen in the world, and it's unbelievable," Shepard said.

The Columbia Strong organization is working to complete about 30 projects that were damaged as a result of the tornado.