MOORE, Okla. – The devastation following the 2013 Moore tornado left many families with no one to turn to.
A handful of businesses popped up out of nowhere, claiming to provide homeowners with great deals to rebuild their home, then skipped town after getting paid.
For the past year Scott Hines and our In Your Corner team have been keeping close tabs on contractor Glenn McCoy, exposing him for his shady dealings with tornado victims.
While many families in Moore are getting back on their feet the Dunn family says they’re just getting started because they trusted McCoy to rebuild their home.
But they say that’s all changing, thanks to the help of some volunteers.
Kristi Dunn says things are slowly getting back to the way they were, but won’t be an easy come back.
“It’s priceless to be having everything go back up and the whole entire neighborhood coming about from such a devastating disaster.” Dunn said.
She says she was taken, not just by mother nature, but man as well.
“He took $69 thousand and I’ve got nothing.” Dunn said.
She says McCoy just slipped away with her cash but hasn’t managed to escape the eye of local and state authorities, he now faces embezzlement charges.
Now Dunn is working to clean up the mess mother nature left behind, building the foundation of a normal life, with the help of international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse.
“It feels amazing, that there are lots of good people around that are here to help in major disasters.” Dunn said.
“We come in right after and get people out of the ditch, but then on the rebuild we come back and take care of any expense that they may have and in this case, it’s to build a home,” Michael Todd with Samaritan’s Purse explained.
Dunn says it’s not just a home they’re building, it’s a fresh start.
She says it wouldn’t have happened without faith.
“I’m most thankful for God looking after everything, and me just keeping hope and now my family’s going to be all safe and hopefully things get back to normal.” Dunn said.