Home dedication held for storm victims
by Jennifer Cohron
May 23, 2012 | 1550 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Volunteers with Mennonite Disaster Service sing as Linda Lowe looks on from the porch during a dedication ceremony held Tuesday. Photo by: Jennifer Cohron
Volunteers with Mennonite Disaster Service sing as Linda Lowe looks on from the porch during a dedication ceremony held Tuesday. Photo by: Jennifer Cohron
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After more than a year of bouncing from one temporary housing situation to another, Clyde and Linda Lowe are finally home.

The Walker County Long Term Recovery Committee and Mennonite Disaster Service held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday for the Lowes at their new house on Kelley Road.

The couple’s home in Cordova was destroyed in the April 27 tornadoes. They purchased property closer to Jasper after they were unable to build back on the lot inside the city limits where they had lived for 16 years.

“God led us to go forward, and this is where we ended up,” Linda Lowe said.

The Lowes stayed in hotels, with relatives and at a local campsite before relocating to a rundown trailer and camper next to where their new house has now been constructed.

Volunteers from across the United States who are associated with MDS have been working on the project for several months.

The Lowes said they appreciate all of the crews’ hard work and credit God for giving them the strength to get through the difficult days that followed the storm.

“We’ve come a long, long way in the past year,” Linda Lowe said.