Facebook page helps return memories to victims of tornado
POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — After last Friday's horrific storm, Chase Horton of Corydon, Indiana wanted to do something to help.
He started a Facebook page, "Returning Memories To Tornado Victims", and in just a little more than 24 hours, progress was already being made.
"We have located a high school diploma for a woman, we have located, we have located a varsity letter certificate for a young man that went to Eastern High School in Pekin, and we located a perfect attendance slip from the 1970s for a lady that also lived in the Pekin area," Horton says.
Lori Lynch's Silver Creek High School diploma was swept more than 100 miles away from her home.
It landed in Cincinnati, but soon it will be on its way back to Henryville.
"We've been in contact with a lady, a very, very kind lady and she is going to mail it back to me," Lynch says.
"They may lose their home, and FEMA can replace that, but you can't replace family photos, you can't replace things from your childhood, and when those things show back up, it is a little touch of home that may not be there anymore," Horton says.