Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Service Project

This is regarding the flooding we had here in Georgia. There was a service project set up on Saturday Sept. 26th to help those that had their homes flooded. I think the main goal was to be passing out cleaning kits. As the day went on though, it was realized, it was a little premature and that many people still needed help gutting out their homes. This is where I think it gets neat. It was a approved late Saturday night that more needed to be done, therefore setting up a service project throughout the stakes of north Georgia for the following day on Sunday. They were hoping to get around 25 men from each ward and in turn having a turn out of around 400 men. Around 9pm Saturday night we got a calling post asking, if possible the brethren to come and help the victims of the flood. The service project was scheduled to be from 8am-4pm. When Chris arrived he recieved a shirt and then they were assigned in groups and they went from house to house gutting them and pulling down all the wet drywall. The turn out was amazing they estimated about a thousand men there helping. This first picture is to show the car on the left was completely covered in water and the people in the backround were bowing earlier, expressing their gratitude for the help.
This is one of the homes Chris helped gut.

Chris had a coworker that came down from north Georgia to help. He was assigned an area that still had couple inches of standing water in some homes. He said he was sore from all the dry heaving. He had to help clean out rotting refridgerators and mud and sludge. Chris said it really was an amazing experience and he loved being a part of it. I wish I could have been out there with him. He tried to get a good picture of all the trash and furniture lining the streets pulled from the homes.
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aezra noell said...

OH that is just awful. I feel so bad for them. :o(

Carrie Kay said...

That last picture is awesome! I so wanted Randy to take some pics for my blog. It gives me the chills to think that our guys could be a part of helping these poor people. I wish I could have seen the thousand of them in their yellow shirts. That would be so cool to see.

Loric said...

What an awful mess. That was a sight to behold. Glad that Chris could help in some way. . . doesn't fully set in until you see pictures. Thanks for sharing.