An Indianapolis attorney who survived the deadly March 2 tornado in Indiana is now helping to rebuild a small town ravaged by the storm.
Kari Jackson recently presented checks totally $28,000 to Henryville First Baptist Church to help pay for recovery efforts in the community.
Jackson was headed home from Louisville, Ky., when she saw he tornado from the expressway. She pulled off at the next exit in Henryville to take shelter in the town's laundromat.
"I got to go home that night to my home, and I knew that the people that I had been with that day and spent that day with, those people who comforted me and helped me, I knew they were still going through loss and pain," she said.
"I just felt compelled to help," Jackson added.
Jackson raised $13,000 of the money. The rest was donated by her law firm.
She urged others to continue to give to the tornado relief efforts.
The powerful storm killed 13 people in southern Indiana.