MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) - With every passing week, people recovering from April's tornado find new challenges, but they also find new sources of help and hope. Sunday, tornado victims in Mayflower got free rods, bait, and tackle to help recover. While a nice day out on the lake may not sound like the most pressing necessity right now, it's exactly what some people needed.
Sunday was T.J. Sullen's first time fishing, and it didn't exactly as he had hoped, but that's ok because his mom, Barbara, was right there by his side to help him out, and it's something to take her mind off of the long recovery from April's tornado.
Barbara's family didn't lose everything in the storm but were one of more than 50 other families that cast their problems next to Lake Conway Sunday.