“We’re very lucky,” Strangers lend helping hands to tornado survivors in Moore

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MOORE, Okla. - Oklahomans are known for their kind and generous nature, especially after a tragedy.

Even though authorities are not asking for volunteers, many strangers have come together to help those picking up the pieces.

As a tornado ripped through Moore on Wednesday night, it was difficult to see exactly how much damage was done to homes in its path.

When the sun came up on Thursday morning, the damage was inescapably clear.

Several homes were barely left standing, while dozens of others no longer had roofs.

"Everybody's kind of pulled together and helped each other," said Mike Tildol, whose home near Arnold and N.W. 2nd St., was damaged. "All I can say is that we're pretty fortunate. We're very lucky."

In addition to lending a helping hand, strangers have also been dropping off supplies.

Everything from water, to gloves and trash bags is in abundance.

"Water, disaster kits, gloves, whatever you need," Nancy Coffey said. "[Volunteers] pitch in to help move things and pick things up. It really is a good community."

It is a long road to recovery for the tornado survivors, but it is one they will not have to walk alone.

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