Columbia Strong to landscape two dozen rebuilt homes after tornado

Columbia Strong to landscape two dozen rebuilt homes after tornado

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - A group that formed nine months ago to help rebuild Columbia after December 2014's deadly tornado is undertaking one last major volunteer project this weekend.

Columbia Strong is organizing about 150 volunteers, who will spend Saturday morning landscaping 23 homes and cottages that the organization built for storm victims.

The volunteers will include Girl Scouts and members of several area churches.

They will plant trees and grass seeds and do other types of work.

Columbia Strong coordinated the rebuilding of eleven homes and constructed twelve cottages for victims of the twister, which struck the town on Dec. 23, 2014.

The group also helped coordinate debris removal around dozens of other homes.