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Lindale athletes help tornado affected Canton family

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Lindale athletes help tornado affected Canton family Tue, 09 May 2017 03:19:09 +0000 Lindale athletes help tornado affected Canton family Lindale athletes help tornado affected Canton family KETK ripped through canton, changing the lives of so many in the area. but with this disaster, we have seen the kindness...and unity of east texans rise to the occasion. garrett sanders brings us the story of how more than one hundred student-athletes at lindale...came bring some one family. the nature of a horrific storm is to sweep through quickly, and alter lives for years to come. "you hear about it, and you see it on tv, but once you actually go somewhere and see the devastation it puts a whole new light on things." dalinda cassell is an assistant coach for the lindale softball and girl's basketball teams, and this, is what is left of her aunt and uncle's house in canton. "i grew up in this house, we've had birthday parties out here, so it's kind of like a second home to us." so, enter three bus loads of lindale eagles, who volunteered, help with the clean up. "it felt great because it showed how all of us banded together and helped, doesn't matter what sport we play we just wanted to help people that had lost from the tornado." "when our athleti directors came to us and said hey, this is something we're doing monday a lot of us jumped at the opportunity." as the sea of blue and white, canvassed the area, hauling logs and pieces of metal, raking up glass and debris, there was one athlete, who has connection to both canton, and lindale. caleb roberts, plays football for the eagles, but before transferring to lindale back on labor day, he lived, in canton. "it really, you know, really gave me a lot of respect for the coaches a lindale and it really humbled me that other schools wanted to come help." the students were able to get days of work done, in less than two hours. the job is far from finished, but more than the physical cleanup, these kids, lifted the spirits of one of their coaches, and showed another east texas family, they are not forgotten. "it made my heart happy, my aunt and uncle got emotional earlier when they saw all the kids helping and so it means a lot to them as well. it just shows you live in a great community in a time of need and we're very appreciative to live here and i'm very appreciative to work with lindale high school." in canton, garrett sanders, k-e-t-k sports. the dallas cowboys also lent a hand today as held their annual home-run derby

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