LINWOOD, KS (KCTV) -- One week after that destructive EF-4 tornado touched down, the Linwood community is still picking up the pieces.

There’s an effort online to reconnect people with pieces of their life that flew miles away.

Matt Knetter lives on a farm about 16 miles northeast of Linwood. He says shortly after the storm passed through, he started hearing things fall from the sky all around his home.

The next day, he found debris all over his land. Items included barn tin, insulation and a lot of flower pots from the plant nursery in Linwood that was destroyed.

He has slowly gathered all of it and made a pile to be taken to the dump. But one item he found, he refuses to throw out.

It was a wedding veil still on the hanger with a pillow case over it to protect it from the elements.

“It was suggested to me to put it on Facebook,” Knetter said. “So I put it on there and expected maybe a couple dozen folk to spread it around but it ended up being 7,000 as of this morning. So far, no claims towards it. But I’d sure like to get it back to somebody."

Knetter isn’t the only person to take to Facebook to reunite people with found personal items from the tornado.

There’s a Facebook account called Linwood, KS Tornado Lost and Found.

People are posting everything from dogs, to family home videos, pictures, letters and clothing.

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