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Moore residents continuing clean up, volunteers needed for future

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AMARILLO - Over 2,400 homes and thousands of lives were ripped to pieces Monday.

Amarillo Native Debi Roger's home barely escaped destruction. Her house is located just three streets over from the path of the EF-5 twister.

"There are businesses, people that we know and see everyday that's lost everything," Rogers said.

Rogers has a friend who lost two children to the tornado she says may be the worst Oklahoma has ever seen.

"I've never in my life experienced anything like this. It's devastating. It really is," Rogers said.

Rogers's daughter is sending a truck full of donations from Amarillo Saturday; Kindness she says the neighboring states of Oklahoma and Texas have in common.

"If you're in need the people of Amarillo will pour out their hearts and pocket books to you," Rogers said.

State officials believe the damage here will likely top 2 billion dollars. So the community will need help for months to come.

"The challenge in a big incident like this is that people want to do something, they want to do something physical, and they want to do it right now," Dallas American Red Cross Volunteer, Dan Halyburton said.

But the truth is, there's enough help right now.

Food, water, supplies, and volunteers are not scarce, but in the coming weeks they could be.

"Do your background homework, then maybe you can have a trip to Oklahoma City and Moore," Halyburton said.

Despite the long time Okie-Texan rivalries...

"We're all neighbors, friends and family, and we need to take care of one another," Roger.

The two states always pull together in times of need.

"To us now. This is home," Rogers said.

 

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