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LCSO helping tornado victims in Baum Community

It's been just over a week since seven tornadoes swept through the area and now the community is trying to rebuild
Posted: 5:19 PM, Mar 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-11 21:19:17Z
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LEON COUNTY, Fla. — It's been just over a week since seven tornadoes swept through the area and now the community is trying to rebuild.

In Leon County's Baum Community, five homes were damaged and another five were destroyed.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office was out on Monday helping victims of last week's tornado in the Baum community. They're collecting donations to help victims with recovery and clean-up.

They are looking for things like plastic-bins, cleaning-supplies, rakes, shovels, and toiletries. On Monday, they handed out the first batch of those donations.

"Whenever an event like this happens, you know, we're a part of this community. We always want to be a part of the community, and we want to show people that we're a part of this community. You know, one of our family members got hurt in this actual event," said LCSO Deputy Dave Teems. "So, for us it's important to, one, give people an outlet to be able to do that. That they know it's not somebody trying to rip anybody off. You bring it to us, we're going to make sure it gets to the most affected people."

If you want to help, it's not too late. They're collecting donations through Wednesday.

You can bring your donations to the Leon County Sheriff's Office or The Salvation Army's Administration building.