Calming presence: There’s a ‘place for everyone’ in local, national disaster relief efforts

Cookie Garner Baker says she could tell a tornado was coming. The sky looked strange as she helped an older lady get in her car and head home from her church in Manchester, Tennessee.

“I got in my car too and just as I made the turn at the end of the road behind the church the tornado came down the road I had just been on,” she said.

In seconds it destroyed lives without mercy, she said — it picked up a house, threw it into the backyard of the church and killed a 12-year-old boy in the process. 

“It was devastating,” Baker said.

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