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"In Their Own Words"

Listen as Habitat homeowners and relief workers in Granbury, Texas, briefly describe what it was like to go through a tornado, or to assess the damage afterwards.


Ruth Zapata and her husband and three children lay under two twin mattresses in their bathtub as the twister roared above them.

Ray Fishencord, a disaster recovery manager for the American Red Cross, also helped build some of houses in the tornado-ravaged Rancho Brazos neighborhood.

Linda Lou Wilson also rode out the storm in her bathtub, two of her pets at her side.

Shelly Trull, who is deaf, raced home after the tornado struck and discovered her neighborhood in shambles. Fortunately, her teenage daughter, who translates for her in this video, was safe.

Please donate now to help families recover from disasters such as the recent devastating tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma. Your support is critical. Thank you.

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