We are just back from my folks home in the tornado devastated, Moore, Oklahoma. We took the usual route to their house early Saturday morning. Most everything was the same. That is, until we turned the corner onto my parent’s road. Our hearts dropped. No matter how many times you see the results of a tornado, you are never ready for it. It is always eerie, mind-blowing and heart-breaking. The destruction path was as bad and even worse than expected. It was a slow approach to their house, being careful to stay out-of-the-way of the trucks collecting debris, bulldozers, and hundreds of volunteers. We were relieved to find S.E. 8th street with minor damages. While many houses needed new roofs, the hundreds of houses across the median had NO roofs to replace.
There is much I could tell you about this experience, but I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. With the six other awesome volunteers that joined us, we were able to knock out some major clean up and repairs on TWO homes. Very grateful home owners and willing volunteers made the work a pleasure instead of just a chore. Oklahoma is strong. Moore will rebuild. But not without the love and helping hands of so many generous and giving people. Our sincere thanks to all ♥ May those lost to this storm forever Rest In Peace ♥
p.s. A little disclaimer ~ my photos taken of the damaged area in Moore, Oklahoma were taken either from my parent’s yard or from our vehicle in route to their house. We stayed on “our designated corner” and I would discourage folks from going into disaster areas unless they are called upon to help. Okay….I feel better now. ;) Speak up for yourself whenever necessary, but be nice to people ♥