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Reunited: Facebook Page Returning Tornado-Tossed Items

MSNBC.COM - A Facebook page set up to reunite tornado-scattered pictures and other items with their rightful owners is claiming several early success stories.

As of Friday, at least 40 items whose pictures were posted on the "Pictures and Documents found after the April 27, 2011 Tornadoes" page have been spoken for and were on their way back to their owners, said the page's creator, Patty Bullion of Lester, Ala.

The reunited items include a church deacon's nomination slip, a high school diploma and a quilt.

Bullion set up the page on Thursday, a day after a series of destructive tornadoes ripped through Alabama and five other Southern states. The storms killed more than 300 people — most of them in Alabama.

By Friday afternoon, residents had posted nearly 600 images of family photographs, documents, pets and other items they found in their back yards, on streets and elsewhere — sucked up by the storms and deposited in another location sometimes miles away.

"I never dreamed that it would get this big but I'm very grateful that it has," Bullion told msnbc.com.

In one case, Bullion posted a picture found by a friend of a document titled "Deacon Nomination 2007." A Facebook user recognized it as belonging to her father-in-law, Wes White, who is the pastor of Smithville Baptist Church in northeastern Mississippi. Within hours, White got in touch with Bullion by email and claimed the item. To read more click here

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