DUBLIN, Ohio (WCMH) – It has been a month since tornadoes devastated Mayfield and other parts of western Kentucky, with a recovery expected to take years.
Some residents of central Ohio have already called Mayfield at their home and want to help.
In the days following the tornadoes, Ratul Ahmed collected donations, stocked his car with provisions and drove back to Mayfield.
He is currently planning another trip.
Ahmed grew up in Mayfield and said he felt he had to do whatever he could to help his hometown.
Before moving to the Columbus area, he lived in Lexington, and now both communities are supporting his relief efforts in Mayfield.
While there was a lot of attention and a surge of support immediately following the tornadoes on December 10 and 11, Ahmed wants to make sure that support remains strong.
“I feel like it’s still yesterday for me,” he said. “I know when I go back it will probably hit as hard as the first time around and I just know that there are a lot of people suffering right now and so the point is to rush in and try to deliver. as much support as we can and as quickly as we can.
Ahmed and those helping him are now collecting electric heaters and blankets with the intention of making his return trip in mid-February.
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