Amy Horn

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holton indiana tornado aftermath // heartfelt thanks // southeastern indiana photographer


I want to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out and helped the tornado victims in Holton, Chelsea, Henryville, Moscow or Piner, among other places impacted. You all are angels and heroes in my book. It was such a surprise and blessing to be able to give information and help others donate time and goods for those in need.

I want to give a big thanks to Versailles Baptist Church and Dabney Baptist Church as well as a family who brought food for myself and other volunteers to eat during the cleanup efforts. You are all amazing.

The cleanup and rebuilding efforts are just beginning. I plan to head back out to Holton this weekend after my photo shoot and help again.

If you are wanting to head out and donate your time to help the victims, but are unsure where to start, call the local sheriff dispatch in the area and they will be able to direct you to where you can go. The Red Cross is set up in all of these towns and is serving as donation centers.

Before you head out, make sure you are wearing boots, as there are nails, glass and debris. Also, pack leather work gloves and dress appropriate for the weather. Pack water and a snack to hold you over so you don’t have to leave to eat.

Always ask the homeowner’s permission to help and ask them what they would like you to do. Remember, everything you are doing is preventing the homeowner from having to do it later down the road. They have enough to deal with right now.

Other supplies that may be helpful: metal rake, snow shovel (great for cleanup in houses), wheel barrel, totes, garbage bags and a flat tip shovel.

Good luck! Keep me posted on your good deeds and I’ll keep you posted on what’s happening around here!

PS – Check out this story by the Batesville newspaper. The reporter contacted me Monday.

holton indiana tornado aftermath // southeastern indiana photographer

I couldn’t work hard enough, fast enough or long enough today. I feel like I just ate three elephants. That’s what I kept telling myself today. Remember that saying? “Anyone can eat an elephant. Just take it one bite at a time.” That’s what I thought every shovel full of debris that I loaded into a wheel barrel. I woke up this morning and had such a desire to just go and help. Anyone, really. I knew I didn’t want to use my time helping documenting what was going on. There’s enough of that. I didn’t even pack my camera with me, actually. The few snaps I took, I captured on my iPhone after I was finished working for the day.

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