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Local volunteers repair tornado-ravaged, Springfield home

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It was a day to rebuild and reflect at 40 Marshall Street.

Ruby and Clarence Baymon's home of 17 years was severely damaged by the June 1 tornado last year. Thursday morning, volunteers came together to finish cleaning up tree limbs and fixing the damages their insurance didn't cover.

Despite the blistering heat, over 50 volunteers from Liberty Mutual teamed up with Rebuilding Together Springfield. Their mission: To finish fixing the Baymon's tornado-ravaged home. Volunteers worked hard to rake, cut, and repair the home and backyard.

"Before, you couldn't even see the yard from the street. You couldn't [see] the back where the trees were blown down from the storm. You couldn't even see from one side to the other. They have done a magnificent job in cleaning it out and cutting down trees," said Program Manager of Rebuilding Together Ethel Griffin.  

Within the past 20 years, the company and its volunteers have helped to build 15 homes.

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