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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Kentucky or Bust

My husband and I started volunteering with a Disaster Recovery team in our town, I've been on one trip, he's been on two, and we are embarking on another one on Thursday. We are heading to Kentucky in the wake of recent ice storms- not quite sure what to expect yet, our "briefing" is tomorrow afternoon. The last trip that I went on was because of the Ice Storms in Oklahoma in 2007- it was a a lot of work and in less than desirable conditions. (The wind really does go sweeping down the plains!) Down trees covered peoples homes, vehicles, and property- we mostly helped the elderly on our last trip, there was no way they could do the work themselves and certainly couldn't afford to pay someone to do it. They were so grateful and it was very rewarding. They couldn't understand why we spent our New Years traveling 20 hours away to help people we didn't know in frigid cold temperatures. According to reports from mission leaders until very recently (in rural areas of Kentucky) people were still being found frozen to death in their beds.

I can't wait to let you all know how it goes, say a prayer for our group :)


Daisy said...

That's awesome Samantha. Can't wait to hear how it goes. I'll definately be praying for your trip.

Anya said...

So you are spending Valentine's Day volunteering? Awesome. It is a day about love, after all.

We are all proud of you and wish you and the group a safe journey and rewarding work. Bless you!

themrs said...

how very cool... can't wait to hear your experience. my best friend lives in louisville and they were without power and heat for over a week. BTW, i just tagged you:)

MonicaW42 said...

My prayers will be with you and those in need.