Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Flood update

Hi guys, still no internet so bear with me with the short posts. The water has receded and now it looks like a war zone and the best and worst in people is coming out. Looting is abundant and people are stressed out. Today I went to town and bought cleaning supplies to donate for people trying to clean up their houses to move back in. I stopped at Mcdonalds with my boys for lunch and saw a lady sitting outside with her son who was 14 and two dogs with a shopping cart full of stuff. I approached her and asked if she was displaced. She told me that the cart was all she was able to salvage from her house and that she lost everything including her car. Her place of employment was destroyed by the flood and she had nothing left to her name but those possesions. She was unable to stay at the shelter with her dogs so they slept outside last night. I bought them lunch and drove them to a motel and paid for them to stay two nights, it was all I could afford right now. I took her dogs with me and told her I would foster them until she could find a place to stay and get back on her feet. I cried all the way home and my kids kept asking me why it flooded and what was going to happen to those people. I feel so blessed to have a home and all that I do right now. Promise I will post pictures and keep you updated as I can.
Happy trails...

4 comments:

Kathy C said...

Bless you

Mrs Mom said...

Is there a way we can donate to get her a room again TRC? email me when you can and let me know...

Bless you- knew you were a damn fine woman.

Pony Girl said...

TRC, you are such a good person! Even something as simple as helping one person is contributing goodwill in the face of disaster. I am sure she will be forever grateful. Hang in there!

Victoria Cummings said...

That lady will remember you for the rest of her life. You're a kind, caring person, and the world needs more people like you. I'm so glad you and your family and animals are safe.