High school students help Crosstown victims


High school students help Crosstown victims

By: Crystal Britt
Crosstown still looks like a war zone, five days after an F-4 tornado ripped through the community. But, ask anyone who lives there and they'll tell you it looks so much better than it did right after the storm hit.
Little by little, piece by piece, the mess created in an instant is clearing away. "I've seen destruction I've never seen before", said Max Wieser. "Watching it on TV is totally different from coming out here and seeing cars flipped over", said Austin Kwikkel. "My first thought was the movie Twister when I saw the damage", said Ryan Winkler.
The entire student body of Saxony Lutheran High School in Jackson learned a lesson in Crosstown you won't find in any text book. "It feels pretty good", said Wieser.
"I'm glad to be up here, I know if something like this happened in my town, I'd want everyone to come help too", said Staci Floyd.
"It feels good because you can't imagine what these people had to go through. It feels good to help these people", said Kwikkel.

Those living in the area appreciate every stick and sliver of wood picked up in the town. Lorene Bohnert's home is destroyed. She lost so much, in the blink of an eye and knows there's a long road ahead. A road she's not traveling alone. "I'm just thankful beyond words to all my friends and people who have come by and shown love and support. I can't even say it enough how thankful I am."