KARE helping family move forward after Hurricane Matthew

Cassandra Gardner Leonard lost everything during Hurricane Matthew and thanks to KARE, she's finally seeing some relief. (Tyler Hardin, NewsChannel 12 photo)

It's been a little over two years since Hurricane Matthew blew through Eastern North Carolina. For one family in Kinston, the process seems like a lot longer.

Cassandra Gardner Leonard lost everything in the hurricane. Thanks to the Kinston Area Recovery Effort (KARE), she not only has a new home but has also found hope. After reaching out to several organizations in the Kinston area, KARE was able to help rebuild her home and her spirit. Over the past few months, nearly 80 volunteers from as far away as Albany, N.Y., came to work over 3,500 combined hours to help KARE Director Adrian King.

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