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Hurricane Laura (happy) update!
Old 09-19-2020, 03:13 PM
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We are 23 days out from Laura, the amount of clean-up work is staggering. I could talk about all the misery, but I won't. Instead, let me tell you about the angels that have descended to help. Every church denomination you can name from all over the country is here in force. They are cooking free meals by the tens of thousands 3 times a day. They are coming in large groups to offer their FREE services to clean up yard and home debris. It is AMAZING to see.
Today, we had a group of about 20 men, women from the Houston area show up at my 89 year old mom's house with chain saws, rakes, and a bobcat. My husband, son and I met them and got to work. We were able to do a week's worth of work in a single day. Mom had gotten bids for yard clean up, but there was no way she could cover the cost.(most companies were asking for at least 2000 a tree and she lost a couple of dozen)
Today was a beautiful day!! I am so thankful for the angels that walk among us.


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Old 09-19-2020, 03:35 PM
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Sounds like you had a wonderful day despite the reason that brought you all together. You must be so relieved to have that huge task behind you. Now you can focus on rebuilding and recovery.
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:36 PM
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That is absolutely wonderful. It made me choke up reading this to my husband. We don't always see this kind of help go out, but I'm so glad it is happening now for you all.
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Thank you!
Old 09-19-2020, 03:48 PM
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In the midst of suffering after such a disaster, your story is so uplifting!

Your story brings to mind another story many of us have heard, by now...
"Fred Rogers often told this story about when he was a boy and would see scary things on the news: “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:54 PM
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I am so glad people are helping those in need. Thank you for sharing.


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Old 09-19-2020, 03:55 PM
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What a wonderful, uplifting story! It's nice to remember there are good people in this world!
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:05 PM
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What a wonderful update. I continue to think of you.
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What a blessing!
Old 09-19-2020, 04:11 PM
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Who knew angels drove a bobcat!
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:32 PM
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What a wonderful story. I’m so happy to hear such amazing news.
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:36 PM
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That is marvelous when everyone comes together. I truly believe the wonderful people that help are as blessed as the ones receiving the blessings. That made my day !!! Take care . A small act of kindness is God’s hands at work.


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Old 09-19-2020, 04:42 PM
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I kept hearing this over and over on my mind today,
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:51 PM
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Your story restored my faith in humanity. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 09-19-2020, 05:19 PM
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Your post makes me so happy! I was just reading about all the linemen from companies all over the country who are helping to restore power to those affected by Sally. I love hearing that America is still a place where we help out those in need!
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Old 09-19-2020, 05:54 PM
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This is a wonderful post. I’m so happy that these angels were sent to help. Continued prayers for you.
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Old 09-19-2020, 05:58 PM
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Our country is such a mess that it is comforting to hear of people caring and working to help each other.
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:58 PM
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In troubled times, humanity comes through! I am so happy for your family (despite these circumstances)
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:43 PM
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I'm glad many angels are coming to help you. .
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:45 PM
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So very glad to hear about the angels coming to help you and others in your community. What a relief for you and your family to get so much done today! Continued thoughts and prayers for you and all affected by Laura and other storms/fires/disasters.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:51 PM
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What wonderful news! Thank you for sharing. In these difficult times, it is heartening to know about the good and generous deeds performed by our fellow citizens.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:52 PM
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So happy to hear about all the kindness you and your area is receiving! These are the things that make me proud to live in America!
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:01 PM
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I love this post! I'm so happy to hear about the positives. I love that you are choosing to focus on those angels helping. That says so much about your and your amazing resilience. I hope you and your community heals and recovers as quickly as possible.
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:48 AM
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Thank you for posting - we need happy news nowadays and need to hear about all the good people in this world. I hope things go well with the rest of the recovery for you and your family.
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:56 PM
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What a beautiful, day brightening post! I am so grateful for those who showed up to help your mom today! What a blessing! I have tears in my eyes. God bless and may good progress continue to be made!

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