Destroyed by tornado, woman's home to be rebuilt

By: URIEL J. GARCIA, Associated Press
By: URIEL J. GARCIA, Associated Press

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - Volunteers in North Texas are helping a single mother of four rebuild her home after it was destroyed by a tornado last month.

Olga Hernandez lost her Granbury home three days before she was scheduled to move in when a May 15 tornado swept through the area. It was one of a series of tornadoes that killed six.

Hernandez says it's a miracle she wasn't living in the home when the tornado struck. She says she's grateful the community is helping her rebuild.

Volunteers started the rebuilding Wednesday with sponsorship by the General Motors Foundation in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.

As part of broader rebuilding efforts in Hood County, GM donated $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity. Meanwhile, Community Bank and Hood County Habitat for Humanity raised $160,000.

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