Wednesday, August 24, 2011

gratitude from victims of the tornados in Alabama

A handwritten, heartfelt thank you note from the families who survived the April 2011 Alabama tornados and received the moneys collected from some beautiful people, YOU. Thank you to my students for your generous donations this past May... here's the impact you made:

"It's been tough but things are getting better.  We distributed the money out to 4 families. All were in the direct path of the tornado. Jimmy and Paul and their 2 children. Jimmy got to the shelter 20 minutes before the tornado hit. We are blessed he is alive.
Jeff was in his bathtub  praying. After it was over the only thing left of his house was his bathtub which had a 2x4 piece of wood through the tub just above his head.
Ronald and Jerry lost everything. Ronald was just about to enter the shelter under his house when the tornado hit. He survived but spent several days in the hospital.
We (Randy & I) lost everything. We saved only the clothes we had on. When we came out of the shelter and looked around, there was nothing there. The house was no where to be seen. All the autos were totalled. We were retired and had bought a trailer and had planned to travel. The only thing left of it was the frame and wheels turned upside down. But we are both alive. What a blessing. Again, please thank everyone for thinking of us. The money was given to good people who will use it wisely. Thanks, Phyllis & Randy"

If you would like to continue to give to these families in need, please email me or pass a donation at any of my classes, and I will make sure they receive it.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do."-- Edward Everett Hale 





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