Boy’s home helps to clear remains of Tattnall Co. family’s house after Hurricane Michael

Volunteers help veteran with new home

TATTNALL CO, GA (WTOC) -A Tattnall County family will soon have a new house after Hurricane Michael destroyed their home.

Much of the help comes from a boy’s home that helps troubled teens get back on track.

Gus Miller was at the property on Wednesday morning, watching as young men from the Broken Shackle Ranch picked up the final debris to get his land ready for a new home. He still remembers the tree that fell on his home during Hurricane Michael last fall.

“It took out a bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room,” said Miller.

Because Tattnall County wasn’t declared a disaster county, the family’s had trouble getting help. Teams from the ranch came a few weeks ago and dismantled the home and got the debris hauled to a landfill. Adult leaders say they get no shortage of volunteers when the ranch signs on to help others.

“They love it, from whatever we’re doing to serve the community,” said David Cobb, with Broken Shackle Ranch. “Whether it’s feedng people or working in yards or picking up debris, they enjoy it.”

Miller says he and his grown daughter could not have handled all of this on their own.

“It shows people still care,” Miller said. “Some people say nobody cares anymore. This just goes to show, these guys could be doing something else.”

The family says they’ll be glad to get back onto their property and move on with their lives.

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