|The cross still stands|
I am ok, my family is ok, our home is ok. The house where my mother in law, my sister in law, Debbie and my brother in law Roger lived in is gone. My husband Mike and Debbie, and some days Roger (when he didn't have to word) have been getting the things out of the house as they can and putting them into a storage unit.
So, last night was the first night I was out and saw everything. I took pictures as discreetly as I could, because it seemed such a private and personal thing to take pictures of someones tragedy.
|The back of my MIL's house|
|The grocery store where Mikes son worked. They are not going to rebuild.|
|My dr's office|
|Across the street from her office|
|People put flags everywhere they could.|
|Churches and other groups, left cases of water everywhere for whoever needed a drink|
|Buildings were marked as the rescue workers went through them|
|Someone made these street signs so you'd know where you are.|
The rest are just pictures we took, and need no comment.
|The Joplin High School, where the school year ended abruptly.|
♠In times like this, everyone wants to do something to help, but they've asked people to stop sending clothes and personal items. We are overflowing with them and it's started to create a storage problem. If you have things to give, wait a few months, we'll need them then. The best thing you can do is pray.
1800 acres were destroyed, 8000 structures destroyed.
If you need to know specific needs, here are the two Facebook page where you can get up to the minute details.
Many people who didn't have much to lose in the first place have lost everything. Not everyone was a homeowner with insurance to fall back on. Please, pray for these people and check those two FB pages for specific needs.
Pray for the looters to stop. We've had groups of looters coming in from other states, simply for this 'event'. The police are everywhere, and constantly asking to see i.d.'s which no one minds for that very reason. This is the 4th day Mike has worked at his mom's house, trying to salvage what they can, and now they are at the moldy stage and must wear masks.
The most powerful thing you can do is pray. Thank you.
(I am going to visit family in Idaho from May 29 to June 6 and then I'll be back blogging)