Last week I literally LOL'd as I read A Beer For the Shower's post about how Bryan's wife loves to volunteer and a few of the people she encounters while volunteering . I just can't even do its justice so go read it.
Little did I know the very next day by hometown could use her help. While I was safely at my house complaining about how my grass was so tall my dogs were getting lost in it. An hour away a flash flood was destroying 150+ homes, cars, killing 4 people, and who knows how many animals are lost or dead.
Needless to say they became prime candidates for volunteers. The outpouring of support has been great. Duracell brought a truck to hand out batteries, offer free wifi, and offer a charging station for cell phones. Restaurants, have donated food, There are several donation drop off locations like the high school, the elementary school near the flood zone, community centers, and churches. A band is even hosting a free concert to raise money. Nurses Registry brought
One thing that has really annoyed me is the posts from facebook (no idea why I still read it, it just gets my blood boiling) I hate the people who post that they have driven through and looked at the damage and that we all should pray. I want to scream.WTF are you praying for? Help for the victims of the flood? I hate to break it to you but you could have answered your own prayer. You're sitting there in your car, DO SOMETHING! Take supplies from one of the many drop of locations and take it to someone you see working. Get out of your car and help them sort through their belongings. Take them food, donate money to the Johnson County Long-Term Relief Committe, But for the love GOD don't tell someone to pray and then go on back to your nice comfy house and talk about how awful it is and how someone should do something. I live an hour away and I've made donations. There is no excuse to sit back and hope someone else does it for you.
My ex father in law and sister in law were interviewed by a local news station. They lost everything. My ex father in law built his house with his wife, who passed away several years ago. It breaks my heart that he has lost the last thing he had of her.
Here are just some pictures taken of the aftermath.