PINER, Ky. - The one-year anniversary of the deadly tornadoes that swept through the Tri-State is March 2, 2012.
The town of Piner, Ky. and multiple communities in Northern Kentucky are still recovering physically and emotionally from the devastation that ripped apart entire communities and took 17 lives across the state, including four in Kenton County.
9 On Your Side reporter Bryce Anslinger was at an event held Wednesday night that was designed to help those still working to move on from the disaster.
"A lot of people they have taken their own initiative and want to get back to their new normal. They want to get back to their house," said Lauren Young, one of the organizers of the event.
The Rebuilding the Community One Heartone Home at a Time event, which was held at Piner Baptist Church at 15044 Madison Pike, provided opportunities for people to share their experiences, consult with professionals and participate in special group activities to help people in attendance feel like a community once again.
"We just thought this would be a great way to check in with the community, see how they're doing, and perhaps give them some coping skills to let them know how they can help their kids," Young said. She wanted to reiterate that what they were feeling was normal. "This is normal for everyone who has experienced a dramatic event like the tornado on March 2."
A similar event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in California, Ky. The event will go from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
For additional questions contact Catholic Charities at 859-581-8974 ext. 136 or email Lauren Young at email@example.com.
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