MICHIGAN: One Weekend in Flint

It had been eleven weeks since the great tornado ripped through the suburbs of Flint, Mich., killing 113, injuring 547, and destroying $12 million worth of property (TIME, June 22). The residents of Beecher Township, hardest hit by the storm, had been struggling to rebuild their homes. But only foundations and a few frames stood among the ugly scars of destruction. Then, in less than 48 hours last weekend, Beecher Township rose from the ruins.

The idea was supplied by the Rev. Henry W. Berkemeier, pastor of the township's St. Francis of Assisi...

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