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Bridge Creek Couple Gets Big Surprise After Losing Everything In May 6 Storm

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Rhonda Watt and Jason Waters have been sifting through what's left of their home almost every day since May 6. They were in a storm shelter that day along with their family, but outside the tornado took their mobile home and threw it several yards away. Rhonda Watt and Jason Waters have been sifting through what's left of their home almost every day since May 6. They were in a storm shelter that day along with their family, but outside the tornado took their mobile home and threw it several yards away.
BRIDGE CREEK, Oklahoma -

Tuesday, a Bridge Creek couple thought they were showing up to their property to do more cleanup work. But they were in for a big surprise.

Rhonda Watt and Jason Waters have been sifting through what's left of their home almost every day since May 6.

They were in a storm shelter that day along with their family, but outside the tornado swooped up their mobile home and threw it several yards away.

“We stepped out and it was gone,” Watt said.

Just like that, everything they owned was ruined.

“You kind of just stand here and look at it like … where, where do you start?”

Waters has witnessed scenes like this before. He's been in the National Guard for 14 years, served three tours overseas and been mobilized on multiple disasters stateside, now dealing with his own.

The couple is getting married in October and had the bulk of the planning finished before the tornado. So when a veteran nonprofit found out they'd lost it all, they showed up Tuesday with a gift.

Soldier's Wish gave the couple a honeymoon trip to Florida following their wedding.

Watt and Waters hadn't planned on having a honeymoon, especially after the tornado hit their home. And despite all the work that's ahead of them, they plan on making the wedding happen and thanks to Soldier's Wish, the deserving duo will get a chance to recoup.

“Yeah I look forward to it. It's a break. I need a break. It'll be great,” Waters said.

Watt said her wedding dress is salvageable after the storm, but they still have a big need both for the wedding and for everyday life.

Anyone who wants to donate can visit the Soldier's Wish website and mention their names in the comments section when submitting the donation. 

Click here if you'd like to help the couple.

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