Valley Radio Personality Gathered Help for Tornado-Ravaged VA Community

The residents of a southwest Virginia community hit hard by a tornado in late April are getting a big assist this weekend from the U.S. Army Reserve.

The Bristol Herald Courier reports that more than 100 members of the Reserves' 760th Engineer Corps based in Marion spent Saturday morning helping Glade Spring residents. The cleared tons of trees as part of a clean-up that continued Sunday.

Help also arrived from hundreds of miles away. A Winchester radio personality, Brian Scott, arrived with a truck filled with 10,000 pounds of food, bottled water, paper supplies and other items.

Scott's WTRM-FM listeners donated the assistance.

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