Neighbors Pull Together Among Tornado Wreckage

Published 04/29 2014 03:33PM

Updated 04/29 2014 03:37PM

MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- One thing remains very clear in all the tornado-affected areas, neighbors are coming to the aid of each other no matter the size or species.

They might be the smallest survivors of the Mayflower tornado; two newborn robins a vet rescued Monday afternoon on a porch. The homeowners may have lost everything, but they cared about these little birds.

The two little signs of hope came from Dam Rd., one of the hardest hit areas in the community.

Another sign of hope came in the form of middle school principal John Pipkins, who offered free food across town.

“We've got more food than we could ever eat,” he says. “We're trying to get out and make sure the people in our community have a hot meal.”

One of Pipkins’ students lives on Dam Rd. in a house no longer standing.

“We just want to make sure and give them a hot piece of pizza or a hot piece of chicken to let them know we care about them and we're going to get through this,” Pipkins says.

“I'm looking around and I’m watching everybody helping everybody,” says local veterinarian Rhonda Murgatroyd. “So this community is pulling together.”

These two people were not looking to become heroes, but to the people they helped, they're generosity will be felt long after the sun set on the tragic day

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