Tornado Shakes the State

This past week has been eventful, to say the least. We have had an incredible tragedy in the state of Alabama. The tornadoes that ripped through the state were so devastating, it’s hard to put into words, the sights that we have seen, the stories that we have heard, and the destruction that is evident everywhere! It is similar to the ‘Black Saturday’ shock in Victoria two years ago.

I find it hard to watch the news. The stories that keep coming through are just so heart breaking, I find myself switching channels so that I don’t wallow in constant depression!

However, in light of incredibly tragedy, the people of this state have really rallied together! It is so inspiring to see people lining up to volunteer, and shopping for necessities for those victims that have lost everything.

Emma’s school sent a letter home yesterday asking for donations, which we’ll be helping with. All the churches have shelters, and free food, etc. It’s great to see the strength of people in the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulty! Go Bama!

I thought I’d share a couple photos of the kids from our apartment complex. On Friday afternoon on my way home from shopping the kids had organised a car wash to raise money for the tornado victims. There were about a dozen of them, and they had sponges and soap, and very loud voices! It was great to see even the kids doing their bit to help those in need. I’m not sure of the final amount that they made, but I think they made over $100. Not bad for some second and third graders! It just really goes to show that you’re never too young to get involved and make a difference!

If you read this, please remember to continue praying for all the people that have been touched by this devastation. So far there are over 300 dead, and still over 400 people unaccounted for!

The kids get into the action!

The band of car washers!

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