While thousands of volunteers flocked to Lee County to lend a helping hand after the deadly EF-4 tornado touched down, many scammers were also in the area, trying to take advantage of those looking to rebuild.
“I’d like to say that what he’s being accused of is a horrible crime," Mrs. McCraney said. "I grieve for the families of the young ladies. However, I’m here to let you know that the man behind those bars is innocent.”
Volunteers are continuing to offer their services in Lee County as the community is working to clean up and pick pieces of their lives off of the ground after tornadoes, one an EF-4, that devastated parts of Beauregard.
She stood horrified more than a week ago when she saw the news coverage of the storm. She felt the nudge to do something after seeing piles and piles of people’s belongings moved to the streets. Those images hit home.