KY Gov. Beshear hands keys to new homes to Mayfield tornado victims

MAYFIELD, Ky. (KBSI) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear came to Mayfield Friday to mark the six-month anniversary of the deadly tornadoes.

During his visit, he handed out keys to several new homes that were built for families who were left with nothing following the tornadoes.

In a speech, Governor Beshear reflected about the last time he visited the area.

“That’s because last time we were here, we announced with Homes for Hope with the Fuller Center and Habitat for Humanity, the team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund, providing $16 million to build 300 new homes throughout these areas,” said Gov. Beshear.

The Patterson family were the first to receive keys to their new home.¬†They were extremely grateful for the Governor’s visit.

“We’re nobody, you know, we’re just country people, but people loved us, and it meant a lot for him to come,” said Barbara Patterson, Mayfield Kentucky home recipient.

Along with receiving keys to a new home, the families also received a gift from the Mennonite Disaster Service…some sweet songs welcoming the families to their new homes, and a small book for the homeowners.

The Mennonite Disaster Service is just one of many organizations that have been helping to build homes, traveling all the way from Ohio.

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