Recovery efforts begin after tornado rips through Franklin

FRANKLIN, Tex. (KBTX)- Recovery efforts are already underway after a tornado touched down in the City of Franklin. The tornado blew through the city Saturday, leaving parts of the city completely devastated.

Paul Ryerson with the Salvation Army showed up immediately to help aid in recovery efforts.

"We are all in this together, we are brothers and sisters. we are serving first responders and helping our neighbors in need. On the truck we’ve got hydration water fluids we've got snacks,” says Ryerson.

The Salvation Army set up an emergency response truck behind the Franklin Courthouse.

Just down the road, Eric Renschler with The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the First Baptist Church.

"The church members here have just responded in great form and fashion to provide so much volunteer help setting up things,” says Renschler.

Packages of water and piles of clothes are stacked high at the Church. Now, Robertson County is saying they don’t need any more items at this time.

"It's just amazing to see how many people are willing to give their time and money to help out,” Renschler says.

Franklin County says monetary donations can be made to the American Red Cross or Salvation Army. For food donations, the City is asking to donate through the Brazos Valley Food Bank in Franklin's name.