Saturday, October 6, 2018

After Florence

A lot of people I talk to in the Carolinas feel like they lost the month of September. When Florence became a reality for us, we prepared. Hurricane Florence hit. Some lost everything, and some only lost electricity.

I was so happy to get home. Tim went straight to work to help residents get settled into their homes. I brought Heinz home. I pushed the button to open the garage door. No problem. I walked to the front door. Now there was a problem. I was boarded out of my house because the front door has glass panels.

Even if I'd had the right tools get the boards off, I'm not strong enough or tall enough to do it by myself. I was disappointed to say the least.

North Carolina was hit harder than South Carolina during the hurricane. Then came the floods. The flooding wasn't fast, but it was furious. Many of the flood victims were still recovering from the flooding of Hurricane Matthew a couple of years ago.

During the devastation, people stepped up to help strangers. Companies donated truck loads of sand for people to make sandbags for people they didn't know. Some who weren't physically able to fill sandbags fixed food at sandbag donation sites. Food for the victims and food for volunteers. Many people offered shelter for victims. As of yesterday, many people were still not allowed into their homes. When they go back they'll be faced with ripping out wet drywall, flooring and I can't imagine what all they'll have to deal with.

I'd like to ask you to keep the victims in you prayers. Thanks so much!

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3


  1. Praying! I know it takes so long to recover!

  2. Prayers for eveyrone affected! I cannot even imagine what everyone is going through now!



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