COLLEYVILLE (KRLD-AM) – On Saturday night December 26, 2015, the first many knew of the tornadoes was the sirens and roaring sound.
One woman was at home with her disabled daughter when it hit.
“I was in my room and Amber’s room is the living room because she’s a quadriplegic, and we really didn’t know it was coming our way” said Garland resident Catherine Jenkins.
A single mom with a daughter in a wheelchair, Catherine covered them both in a heavy piece of cardboard as the devastation rained down around them.
After the dust had settled, many folks needed a place to stay temporarily. You might have heard about millionaire Ron Sturgeon who offered his two large homes in Colleyville to needy families. Turns out Ron knows only too well what it’s like to be homeless.
“When I was a senior in high school, my dad died. He left me half of a 1965 Volkswagen to share with my brother and no place to live and no money” said Ron Sturgeon. From that humble beginning he built a multi-million dollar business and knew he wanted to give back after the tornadoes.
JD Ryan is Around Town with the continuing story of hope coming out of the tragedy of the Christmas tornadoes.