JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Maj. Ron Mott arrived in the tornado-ravaged city of Moore, Okla., on Tuesday. Since then, he's been snapping pictures of the damage and of the people who call this place home.
Action News caught up with him over the phone Friday. He told us, "As you're standing there talking to them, they just break down and cry because they know that we care, because we're here."
Maj. Mott works with the St. Augustine Corps of the Salvation Army. He says some people are coming to him for prayer. Others just want a hug.
"Every once in a while, you'll run across somebody that's really down and out. And that's what we're here for is to talk to them, and pick them up," he said.
As bad as it looks here, Mott says the strength of the human spirit is evident, with most families just focused on moving forward and rebuilding their lives.
"Actually, everybody seems to be pretty upbeat that I've talked to. They've been through this before," he said.
Major Mott will be in Moore through June 4. We hope to catch up with him again soon.
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