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Hancock County group returns home after helping Oklahoma tornado victims

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Hundreds of families are still picking up the pieces after that deadly tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma over two weeks ago.

Thousands of people from across the country have gone to help those affected including some from the Tri-States.

Kelsey Wisslead looked through photos Wednesday of her trips to Moore, Oklahoma where she helped the victims of the tornados.

Wisslead has made two trips to Oklahoma over the past couple of weeks.

"I'm able to do it so why shouldn't I dedicate my time to volunteer for those people who've lost everything and I have way more than I need," said Wisslead.

During Wisslead's second trip her group was actually caught up in a scary situation, when another tornado hit where they were volunteering.

"There was a lot of praying going on. People crying. Dogs and babies crying. People just rushing off the interstate that knew there was a tornado or could see it," said Wisslead.

Ethan Neally was another volunteer in the group and says he was surprised by the outpouring of help that came to the need of tornado victims.

"We had a 150 people at those two properties helping and that was just amazing that people were very humbled by all the people who just came to help them," said Neally.

Neally says even though it was a tragedy, many of the victims remained positive.

"The people there were so grateful to have people like us come and help. They didn't even show it. They seemed to be the happiest people," said Neally.

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