Greensboro firefighters help 84-year-old woman displaced by tornado

  • Source: WFMY-TV CBS 2
  • Published: 05/07/2019 02:07 PM

VIDEO: It's been a tough time for many in east Greensboro since an EF-2 tornado ripped through the area in April 2018. 84-year-old, Ruby Benton finally returned to her home on Valley View Street this week and got a hand from the Greensboro Fire Department. Ladder 7 personnel, with the help of retired Firefighter Jesse Walker, volunteered to tidy up Ruby's yard. Mrs. Benton had been out of her home for about a year. "It makes us feel good," said Battalion Chief Weaver. Weaver and several other firemen cleared brush with a tractor and chainsaws. They ended up hauling off a dump truck full of brush from Mrs. Benton's yard. Captain Shane Boswell says helping Mrs. Benton was something he and his guys wanted to do - no questions asked. "That sense of giving - it felt good," said Boswell. "She was so thankful."


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