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Ole Miss football team aids in Rolling Fork tornado relief efforts

Ole Miss tornado clean-up
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It’s been nearly two months since tornadoes devastated communities in Mississippi, and volunteer crews are continuing to help restore the homes and businesses of those impacted by the storms.

Members of the Ole Miss football team were amongst the groups joining in clean-up efforts in Rolling Fork on Wednesday.

Rebel football players, including All-American running back Quinshon Judkins, defensive lineman and Oxford native J.J. Pegues, and five-star linebacker Suntarine Perkins, were seen removing debris from the yard of a home that had been destroyed by the disastrous weather.

“Well, it means a lot from, you know, hearing the stories and their testimonies about this town. It just means everything to be out here with fellow players and helping them,” Pegues said. “God works in mysterious ways. He comes in and breaks down the foundation just so you can rebuild it up.”

According to Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Stephen McCraney, both federal and state officials are working to place mobile home units in communities affected by the late March tornadoes so that people can return to their daily lives.

$150K raised for Rolling Fork within 24 hours of ‘Good Morning America’ broadcast

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