I wish I was there again today....
I know that I will go back and help again.
Words, nor pictures, do justice to the overwhelming devastation there. The people there have lot everything! Their house, their car, their job... some even the life of a loved one.
I spent my time at a makeshift distribution center. We took donations, sorted them, boxed them, and put them on semis to go 10 blocks over to where the tornado hit. The amount of donations were overwhelming and amazing! There was overturn every couple of hours.
We also had food set out so any victims could come along and collect anything they needed.
On Sunday, the president came to Joplin.
I didn't hear his speech.
I didn't see him in person.
I did step outside while he drove through town, passing by the area I was volunteering.
As I drove home Sunday night, these are the images that will forever be etched in my brain.
|Friends consoling each other through the rubble.|
|Faith still intact|
|A house already rebuilt after ONLY one week.|