Rolling Fields Celebrates Recovery One Year After Being Struck by Tornado
Tuesday marks one year since Rolling Fields nursing home in Conneautville, PA was struck by an EF2 Tornado.
The Tornado tore the roof off one of the villas and the section of the home called "Cherry Street" as it touched down briefly.
Nobody was seriously hurt, but the home is still recovering from the traumatizing experience. "It got kind of scary. It got very dark the wind you could kind of feel the building shifting," Shawnya Mast said. Mast and other staff were inside the building taking care of the seniors when the tornado hit.
Immediately after, the community rushed to help the nursing home recover. First responders checked everyone for injuries, various nursing homes in the surrounding areas temporarily housed displaced seniors, volunteers came to help clean up, donate money and bring in clothes for the seniors who lost everything when their rooms were demolished by the winds.
As the final structure affected by the tornado is nearing completion, Rolling Fields' staff and residents wanted to thank everyone for their help.
Tuesday, the home invited everyone who helped them to come back for a free to-go lunch, a tour of the repaired facility and the chance to speak with staff and seniors who wanted to thank them.