Farmville Tornado Victims Praise Neighbors' Kindness

Some Farmville residents are praising the efforts of those who lended a helping hand during and after the storm.

The local McDonald's restaurant flies an American flag at half-staff outside to honor the victims who died during the storm. Inside on Saturday, storm survivors who lost their electricity, used the restaurant's power for cell phones to contact loved ones. Betty-Jean Joyner had several trees collapse all around her home, and a christian men's organization out of Grifton cut down all the fallen pine trees for free.

"I really appreciate them what they did, and Itold them yesterday that I really thank them, because they didn't know me, and they didn't have to come here and bring the equipment and cut these trees down and put that all out there. They didn't have to do it, but it was the goodness of their hearts," said Joyner

Farmville is the only community in Pitt County with substantial damage.

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  • by gntcpw Location: Fountain on Apr 21, 2011 at 04:06 AM
    Kudos to the town crews for working so hard to get Farmville cleaned up. Your dedication is greatly appreciated. GOOD JOB!!!
  • by volunteer1 Location: wayne co on Apr 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    Are there any church/local organizations preparing storm clean up, if so please post where I may get in contact with someone. I live about 25 minutes from Farmville, north tip of Wayne but will travel if needed.
  • by mamas girl Location: eastern nc on Apr 20, 2011 at 07:02 AM
    It is very good and refreshing to hear something good out of all of this. Prayers to all victims and their families and loved ones!

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