Nonprofit with Kokomo ties helps repair storm-damaged homes

Photo shows the tornado damage done at Garden Square Apartments in Kokomo, Indiana from Aug. 24, 2016. (WLFI Photo/Devin Schacht)

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A national nonprofit with roots in Kokomo is helping repair local homes following an August tornado that caused severe damage in the area.

The Kokomo Tribune reports that the Kokomo chapter of The Three Nails Project, a faith-based organization, has repaired more than 50 homes after the storm hit Howard County on Aug. 24.

Rob Betts, director of the Kokomo chapter, says the repairs usually take one day.

The organization’s founder, Bob Morrison, grew up in Kokomo and began The Three Nails Project in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina destroyed parts of the southern states.

Morrison has since grown his cause to help victims of natural disasters across the U.S.

Morrison says the organization targets people who are elderly, disabled or don’t have insurance.