Members of the Fairview group included, from left, (front row) Tiffany Worley, Gail Gandy, Rebecca Hill, Susie Burgess, (middle row) Shawn Mechaw, Felix Camacho, Sid Sawyer, Greg Hill, Tim Manor, Joel Schrenk, Heath Morrow, (back row) Doug Keel, Chase Keel, Drew Knall and Garry Pressley. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
Members of the Fairview group included, from left, (front row) Tiffany Worley, Gail Gandy, Rebecca Hill, Susie Burgess, (middle row) Shawn Mechaw, Felix Camacho, Sid Sawyer, Greg Hill, Tim Manor, Joel Schrenk, Heath Morrow, (back row) Doug Keel, Chase Keel, Drew Knall and Garry Pressley. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess

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Fairview helps with Oklahoma tornado relief

Published 11:30am Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Joy Harris

Hartselle Enquirer

A group from Fairview: The Grace Place traveled to Shawnee, Okla., June 29 through July 1 to help with tornado relief work.

They helped a family tear down their irreparable house, so they could rebuild in the same location. The group also helped other homeowners put tarps over leaking roofs.

While in Oklahoma for the weekend, they visited the site of Plaza Towers Elementary, the destroyed school in Moore where seven children were killed. They also visited the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial.

Fairview’s youth pastor Greg Hill, who is originally from Oklahoma City, led the group.

“I was born and raised in Oklahoma City,” Hill said. “My wife and I lived near the community that was hit about a year after we married. The destroyed communities were only 10 to 15 minutes outside of Oklahoma City.”

FaiviewOKRelief3- While in Oklahoma, the Fairview group visited the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
FaiviewOKRelief3- While in Oklahoma, the Fairview group visited the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
Members of Fairview visited the Oklahma City Bombing Memorial while on a tornado relief trip in Oklahoma at the end of June. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
Members of Fairview visited the Oklahma City Bombing Memorial while on a tornado relief trip in Oklahoma at the end of June. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
From left, Sid Sawyer, Heath Morrow and a man from another church team haul debris from the Oklahoma tornadoes.  | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
From left, Sid Sawyer, Heath Morrow and a man from another church team haul debris from the Oklahoma tornadoes. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
From left, Sid Sawyer, Felix Camacho, Drew Knall, Heath Morrow and Shawn Mechaw clean up debris from the Oklahoma tornados. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
From left, Sid Sawyer, Felix Camacho, Drew Knall, Heath Morrow and Shawn Mechaw clean up debris from the Oklahoma tornados. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
A group from Fairview helped tear down this house destroyed by an Oklahoma tornado so the owners can rebuild in the same location. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
A group from Fairview helped tear down this house destroyed by an Oklahoma tornado so the owners can rebuild in the same location. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
Members of Fairview visited the Oklahma City Bombing Memorial while on a tornado relief trip in Oklahoma at the end of June. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess
Members of Fairview visited the Oklahma City Bombing Memorial while on a tornado relief trip in Oklahoma at the end of June. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Burgess

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