Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tornado damage, Tuscaloosa Treatment & Donation Spls for Storm Victims
So,.... after seeing the destruction in Tuscaloosa today, I was driving in traffic & saying, "Lord, what can we do,... what do You want us to do?" And I came upon a Nat Guard station handing out Tarps,... I pulled in to see if they were giving them to diferent city's, or just there,... I told them where we were from & how the church is helping others,... They said, "Pull up, we'll get you 5!" So great,,.... then they asked what else we needed for Victims..... I mentioned Flashlights, underwear, etc,... They gave me a paper & address & said go there. I found it & as they guided us through, it seemed like more of a "Each person just gets 1 of what THEY need type thing,... I told them nevermind, we didnt want to take from the victims there,.... They said NO. We see you're trying to help other victims & - Just park over there!,... SO, Bailey was kinda droggy still from treatment, but we did & lady met us, told her where we were from & what our community needed to help others,... She loaded us up with Underwear, Flashlights, batteries, gloves, Bug Sprays, Shampoos, Soaps, toothbrushes, toothpastes,,...... We made several trips to the van & didnt think she was ever gonna stop! LOL! What a blessing!!!! She said, "Well, we havent had many people here & the ones who dont have cars to come cant get it either & thats why she was happy to hear how Christway Church has been going OUT to the Victims to help! Otherwise, they can't get what they need & all these supplies stay in a warehouse! Which they don't want! SO,.... Big delivery to Christway coming! LOL! OH,.... the sweetest thing is, the lady gave Bailey a New Barbie doll also while we were there! I had been explaining to Bailey lately of how God has Blessed us with so much & our home wasnt destroyed like many others, so we needed to give back & help however we could so we could be a blessing to others...... Well, just a minute ago she was going to bed (yea 2:25 AM!) and she got her doll & said "I'm so glad I got a Blessing today too". LOL! After her day - She deserved it! What a trooper!