CALHOUN, GA – On December 22, 2012 a level F-3 tornado ripped through northern Georgia’s Gordon County, destroying the town of Calhoun.
“It seriously looks like a bomb went off here,” commented Tracey Grooms, Calhoun resident and owner of Electric Rayz Tanning Salon. “Luckily, my house and the salon were untouched, but one of my staff lives in a neighborhood that took a pretty hard hit.”
A state of emergency was declared in Gordon County the American Red Cross was sent there to assist people with recovery. Many in the Adairsville/Calhoun area were left homeless, including many children. “Electric Rayz Tanning wants to sponsor a family to pay for a hotel, food, clothing, etc.,” stated salon manager, Stephanie Mathis. “Without Calhoun, Electric Rayz wouldn’t exist and we want to help the community that has supported our business.”
Added Tracey, “We don’t want any recognition for this, we just want to help!”
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