Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Another Home Dedication

Thank you, Samaritan's Purse for all your work as Thomas and Mary Jernigan return to their home. The dedication was held on June 11, 2015.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Three More Families Return Home

This past weekend was a homecoming for 3 Winston County
Ms. Nellie Vaughn and family
families who lost their homes in the April 28, 2014 tornado.

Winston Strong along with Christian Aid Ministries held open houses for the three families who were able to return to a new home. These included: The Larry Loyd family located at 1015 Brooksville Road, Ms. Tabitha Hardin's family located at 113 Eiland Ave. , and Ms. Nellie Vaughn and family located at 105 Yarbrough Ave.

The Loyd home-  1015 Brooksville Road

Monday, March 2, 2015

Christian Aid Ministries Home Dedications

 A home dedication was held Saturday in Louisville for Mr. Larry Loyd who received a new home after the original one was destroyed in the tornado on April 28, 2014. This was one of first three homes that Christian Aid Ministries rebuilt for WinstonSTRONG disaster survivor clients.

(Katelyn Patterson )

Monday, January 19, 2015

Two more storm victims were able to return to their homes this Friday January 16th, 2015 through the efforts of WinstonStrong and the Mennonite Disaster Service. The first ceremony took place at 355 EMEPA Road at 3:30PM and the second took place at 221 Beal Ave. at 4:15PM. The organizations turned over the keys to Mr. Willie Shields and Ms. Sarah Smith. The public was invited to join in the celebration.

Home of Mr. Willie Shields located at 355 EMEPA Road

 Home of Ms. Sarah Smith located at 221 Beal Ave.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Merry Christmas For Three Louisville Families

On Friday December 12th there were three Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) House Dedication Ceremonies. The first dedication was for Ms. Pearline Smith at 160 Eiland Avenue. The second and third dedications were held simultaneously for Linda Lee located at 103 Beale Street, and for Gloria Burrage located at 105 Beale Street. All of these homes were completely destroyed by the April 28 tornado.

WinstonStrong in conjuction with Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) worked on the reconstruction of all the homes. Ivan Shirk of MDS and the MDS women presented each family with a completion form, a quilted wall hanging and the keys to their newly constructed homes.

Ms. Pearline Smith accepting keys to her home located
at 160 Eiland Avenue.

Linda Lee accepting keys to her home located at 103 Beale Street.

Gloria Burrage accepting keys to her home located
at 105 Beale Street.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Another Survivor of the April 28th EF4 Tornado moved into her repaired home on
November 21, 2014.
Pictured from left to right: WinstonSTRONG Volunteer Billy Metts, WinstonSTRONG Executive Board Member Robert Brown, WinstonSTRONG Client Leother Moore, Mayor Will Hill, and MDS Construction Manager Ivan Shirk