Local Woman Loses Family Member to Joplin Tornado

May 24, 2011 Updated May 24, 2011 at 11:31 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet

May 24, 2011 Updated May 24, 2011 at 11:31 PM EDT

MEDINA, NY (WKBW) - Janice Dunn received the news just days ago, that her sister, Sandy, was hospitalized and that her brother-in-law Bob was killed by the devastating tornado that hit Joplin, MO earlier this week.

"I couldn't believe it. I just kept saying ' Oh my God, oh my God'," said Janice, after hearing the news from her other sister in North Carolina.

Sandy and Bob retreated to the bathroom after hearing of the coming tornado, however the force of the winds ripped off the door, and threw Bob across the yard.

Sandy suffered injuries after being rolled into the hallway and falling through the floor into the crawlspace beneath the house, and will remain in the hospital for a few more days.

Back home in Western New York, Janice is working to get support from the community to help one of their own who lost everything.

She has set up an account with the Ontario Shores Federal Credit Union. Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund and send to donations to:

Ontario Shores Federal Credit Union
P.O. box 540
Medina, NY 14103