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Lafayette real estate company helps tornado victims

Posted at 10:31 PM, Dec 16, 2021

LAFAYETTE — The Acadiana area is no stranger to natural disasters.

That's one of the reasons why employees at a Lafayette real estate company are stepping up to help tornado victims.

In the parking lot of Dream Home Realty at 234 Rue Beauregard, donations are being accepted for a natural disaster.

After seeing the destruction caused by the December 10 tornado in Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee, employees decided to give back to the victims.

Gary Scott speaks on his direct connection to the city, and what made him want to give back to the community.

"During our natural disaster, we have so much given to us from other states, and I think it's only rightful that we try to return the favor and being from that area, I'm more passionate about it."

The victims of the tornado are still without shelter and food although the food drive for the tornado is set for a pause. If you still want to give back, you're encouraged to write a check to a local bank in Reelfoot Lake. All donations will be towards reconstruction of the town and getting shelter for the victims of this tornado.

Amber Doucet, with Dream Home Realty, tells KATC that there is a relief fund at the Security Bank and Trust in Hornbeak, Tennessee and those wanting to donate can contact the bank.

Donations should be made to Sandberg Bank and Trust with the memo line "relief fund."

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