MOORE, Okla. - Students who watched their school crumble around them are returning to what's left of their school... but they're not alone.
A group of volunteers called Hope Raisers is raising hope outside the Moore elementary school that saw so much death and destruction.
The group gives survivors a t-shirt and has them write their story on it. Stephanie Tillman with Hope Raisers says, "We hand them a Sharpie and they just start writing. They start writing the things that they haven't been able to speak out loud yet."
One little boy survived because his teacher laid on top of him while the tornado plowed thru the school. Tillman spoke with the boy when he returned to the school. Tillman says, "Liam was the one that survived. He came into the tent and he wrote a thank you to his teacher on his t-shirt."
The 3rd grader didn't stop there. Tillman says, "He took his shirt with him to the hospital to be able to give to her so that she could write her story too."
The group's efforts seem to be working. Tillman says, "By the time they get done writing on one piece of paper on one shirt, they're smiling and laughing."
Hope Raisers sells t-shirts to fund their mission. For each shirt you buy, one is given to a survivor. Click here to buy a shirt.