Harvest Community Shelter Offers Safety From The Storm

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HARVEST, Ala. (WHNT)-- A community hit hard in the past by tornadoes will now have a safe place to seek shelter from future storms thanks to donations from several area church congregations.

The $70,000 above ground shelter located in the parking lot of the Harvest Youth Center is now open to anyone who needs shelter.

The project was funded by donations from several churches and private donations. Brittany Camp organized the fundraising efforts. Her own family lost their home during the April 27, 2011 storms.

"These kids and this community needed a safe place to go not only to escape any more storms but as a reassurance that they are protected if something every happens here again," Camp said.

Several local lawmakers and community members were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon.