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ETX community helps one of its own in storm cleanup

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Hooks, Texas residents gather to clear brush and debris from the home of their fellow neighbor. Hooks, Texas residents gather to clear brush and debris from the home of their fellow neighbor.
HOOKS, TX (KSLA) -

Tuesday's storms caused some damage in Bowie County, particularly in the town of Hooks, Texas. By Wednesday, Hooks residents already were lending each other a helping hand.

"My dad said give back to the community for what they give me," says 10-year-old Shane Hodge, who was volunteering in the cleanup effort on Wednesday.

Shane was among those removing a tree that fell on the home of Lamisha Campbell during the storm that blew through the ArkLaTex on Tuesday. Neighbors say they saw lightening strike the tree before it fell onto the house.

"Actually, I saw it fall into my house and was trying to get in there and get my kids out," Cambell says.

Campbell's daughter, Christina, and her three other siblings were inside the house when the tree fell.

"I was sitting there screaming. I really did not know what to think. And I thought my mom was in her room," Christina Campbell says.

This is the second time a disaster has hit the family. In 2007, a fire destroyed their house at the same location.

"Even when I think about complaining, I think about the families in Oklahoma. This home can be replaced. My children can't. There are there that lost their children," Campbell says.

The family says it appreciates the support of the Hooks community.

One volunteer says that he, too, benefits from the effort.

"I have learned to work and work and work for my community," says Shane.

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