Several tornado victims are getting a new lease on life.
The Salvation Army teamed up with some Bradley County churches and organizations to help rebuild their lives... From the ground up.
WDEF News 12's Brittany Shaw has the story.
"It means the world to me. I raised my children here and this has always been home. So now I get to have a new home, back where I raised my kids."
Janet Randolph, a Bradley County tornado victim, says memories of raising her children in the home that used to sit on this now vacant lot are the reason Randolph tried to salvage her home, even after a tree nearly severed the house into two pieces.
The Salvation Army Presented a check that will assist in restoring the lives of several Bradley County tornado victims.
Sgt. Ruthie Forgey, Core Administrator with the Salvation Army, says
People across the nation contributed to this check for over eighty four thousand dollars.
Jim Polier, with Bradley County Long Term Recovery Organization described Randolph as a trooper, saying she kept trying to do the work despite medical conditions. "We are just delighted to be able to come in with the long term recovery organization and assist five different projects, this being a significant one of those projects, to rebuild. ""Everybody has been so good to me ever since this has happened. They've tried everything to do to help me to restore what I had. And I'm very blessed. They have all been great to me," says Randolph.
"She broke her ankle while she was out here and kept working on the house. Then she fell and hurt her shoulder. And so it really touched our heart that somebody would try that hard to come out here and rebuild their house back," Polier says.
Polier says the new two bedroom, one bath home will be handicapped accessible.
It should be completed just in time for Thanksgiving.
In Chattanooga, Brittany Shaw, WDEF News 12.