New Memories for Henryville Residents

By Scott Sarvay

September 10, 2012 Updated Sep 10, 2012 at 8:27 AM EDT

Henryville,Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Last March, 38 people were killed and hundreds left homeless when tornadoes struck the southern Indiana town of Henryville. As life returns to normal, residents are finally able to make new memories.

Photographers from across the region are volunteering their services as part of "Help Portrait Movement". It involves making free portraits of families who lost nearly everything.

Other volunteers are donating hair styling and makeup for those getting their pictures taken.

Each family is presented with a CD of photos, and the start of a lifetime of new memories.

Tornado victims, Leandra & Shawn Kelly said, “It's a big deal for people to get their memories back and get a normal sense of their life back."

Photographer, Kate Gregg says, “We decided we wanted to do an event specifically for them. Kind of a way to give them a new building block to start back on their feet."

A Henryville church has also started a picture drive, asking residents to bring in family photographs they may have come across during the clean-up process.

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