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GRANBURY (CBSDFW.COM) – Sixty foster children are sleeping in new beds tonight after a tornado ripped through the Foster’s Home For Children, a non-profit facility where they are staying in Stephenville.
“I woke up at 6:30 a.m. with a trash can hitting my window,” said Luba Hardman. “My roommate and I tried to turn on the lights to see what was going on but the power was out.”
Straight line winds ripped through the facility early Tuesday morning, knocking down power lines and damaging several buildings. The families were forced to evacuate after officials with the non-profit detected a gas leak.
That’s when another non-profit jumped in. Camp Crucis, with the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth didn’t hesitate to open up its cabins and facility to the families in need.
“Immediately I said, ‘get them moving this way. We’ll make a place for them,’ ” said Executive Director Of Camp Crucis, Philip Craig.
Hardman is safe and sound tonight, even scoring a top bunk at Camp Crucis. She’s one of 60 foster children who along with 20 parents and 2 pet turtles was displaced by severe weather.
“One of our biggest losses was a clothing room that we just got restored from last year. We got it all stocked up. The roof was torn off again,” said David Asbill, Chief Operating Officer at Foster’s Home for Children.
The clothing room suffered damage during a hail storm last year.
Picking up the pieces will be a group effort, those with Foster’s Home for Children in Stephenville said they need volunteers to help clear debris and donations to help rebuild the clothing room that families there depend on.
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