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Elderly woman struggling to keep roof over her head after home destroyed by tornado

Posted at 7:29 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 04:24:23-04

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Joyce Bond, 87, is struggling to keep a roof over her head. Two years ago a tornado destroyed her home in Okeechobee.

Andrew Hansen a family friend is now stepping in to help.

WPTV covered the destruction left behind by the EF2 twister from the air and ground. The tornado swept through Okeechobee in April 2017 after the tornado Bond moved in with her daughter.

The same daughter sadly passed away a year later, now the home is up for sale and Bond has to leave.

Hansen started a social media campaign to raise money for a new mobile home for Bond. She says it’s the right thing to do.

"At some point, you and I are gonna be older and If we were in trouble, I’d hope younger people would do something about it,” said Hansen.

Hansen has raised more than $700 so far.