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Riegelwood Church Holds Memorial for Members Lost in Tornado

RIEGELWOOD -- It was a difficult Saturday in Riegelwood as those who survived the tornado worked to clean up and tried to stay positive.

Many in the small town are trying to find purpose and understanding of the tragedy through their faith.

The congregation at Mount Pleasant AME Zion sings together. Their annual Saturday Thanksgiving service is now a memorial for members they lost in Thursday's storm.

Churches around Riegelwood have been the base of the relief effort.

The tornado ripped through the small community of Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians and Zions. Now many are turning to their church to make sense of what happened.

Reported by Kim Gebbia

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