Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This morning, I travelled to Moore, OK in response to a call for volunteers on facebook. The purpose was to clean up the local cemetery in time for the upcoming Memorial day holiday.
The initial call was for 500 volunteers; between one and two THOUSAND people showed up to help. The response was just overwelming! There were SO MANY people helping in every way possible with yard tools, gloves, water, powerade, other supplies, food, etc. Tyson as well as the local hospital was there to provide lunch for the volunteers and first responders. One of the churches was also providing tetanus shots. The thought and planning that went into these efforts is just amazing!
Thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. This intangible support goes a long way to boost the spirit of the people involved and encourage more people to get involved and help out. Don't think that if you can't donate goods, money or your physical presence in service that you can't do anything. We are still in need of thoughts and prayer for the long road of recovery that those directly affected by this storm have ahead.