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Henryville tornado victims receive toys from athletes

HENRYVILLE, IN (FOX19) -

Tornado victims of Henryville, Indiana had what one may call a "Christmas in July" on Friday.

The small town, located just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky, was devastated by the March tornadoes.

Several NBA and WNBA players visited the town and passed out 14,000 toys to area families.

Among the recipients, the Gilles family, who lost their entire home.

"A lot of people think about food or toiletry products, water, but giving kids that sense of home and normal life back by giving them toys is absolutely amazing. So, knowing they were thinking about the kids means a whole lot to us", said tornado victim, Trish Gilles.

The town of Henryville, with a population of about 2,000 people, was hit with an EF4 rated twister in March. Winds were clocked at nearly 200 miles per hour.

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