Clinton was one of the hardest hit areas in Mississippi when an EF-3 tornado with winds around 140 miles per hour tore into neighborhoods and jumped I-20. Sunday the Salvation Army of the Jackson Metro area coordinated a community healing service.
Away from the damage, away from the utter devastation of the tornado and the daunting task of clean up. Music rang out from a shopping center parking lot. A Palm Sunday evening church service brought a few hundred people, tornado victims and relief workers, together.
"This is a community healing service to pray for the people who have been affected by this storm, to give them an hour of just dropping all the baggage and getting a little bit of solice. So we're just going to love on them, let them know they're cared for and let them know people are going to stand by them in the weeks to come," said Salvation Army Captain Ken Chapman.
There were also prayers of thanksgiving. No lives were lost in the tornado that swept through Clinton. In the end hot meals were provided to every one.
"Char restaurant, Amerigo donated 500 meals to take care of people who are affected tonight so we're grateful for that," said Captain Chapman.
In case there was any doubt, the event acted as a promise that those affected by the storm will find a helping hand in their community.
"Mississippi cares. They really come together in times of disaster and this is no exception," said Captain Chapman.
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