HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Juette White enjoys the comforts of a new home. He lost his home in the tornadoes of 2011.
He and his wife were home when the tornado struck.
"We finally got out. It was gone just like that, just quick," White said.
White said he will never get over the fear he experienced even though he lives in a much safer house.
For that reason and many more, a local civic club is stepping in to offer comfort and a renewed sense of peace to their elderly residents.
The Houston Plus Civitan Club is going to help law enforcement keep an eye on senior citizens.
"They may not necessarily have time to take care of every need, and we felt led to care for our elderly and check on them, and if we get a call from the sheriff's office, we want to be able to go out at any time and check on families and make sure they are okay," member Michelle Moss said.
"If you can come out and see about the ones that don't have family around and about close, if they can get to them, it would be real nice, I think," Hazel Duke said.
"The police department gets busy sometimes. When they get called off, it's good the Civitan can do such a wonderful job checking on all these elderly people. We have got quite a few in Houston that need checking on. It's a good thing to do it for us," Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said.
And it's a good thing for Juette White who says he will rest easier knowing there are people out there who truly care for him.