Oh, goodness. Where to start? Somewhere in the midst of all of the graduation festivities and shooting up the diabetic dog with insulin at our house, I said to some coworkers last week, "Hey, let's gather up some cleaning supplies for the flood victims." And they said, "Sure." So we did. And we had a whole Field of Dreams if we build it they will come experience.
We rented one semi for the two day event that started Monday. By lunch time on the first day, it was full and we ordered a second truck and by lunch time yesterday we ordered the THIRD truck. We filled three semis, people. THREE! People came in droves. They brought van loads, and truck loads and pallets of bleach, cleaners, mops, rags, brooms and rubber gloves. People emptied store shelves of some items, and I think our load of buckets would have stretched a city block if we had placed them all in one stack. One the cool scale, it was right up there with bungee jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge. Not that I've done that, but wouldn't it be cool? Right before the puking part?
Here are just a few pictures.
It just goes to show the effects of all of this flooding will be around for a while, but hopefully, all the stuff this region gathered together in the past two days will help some. It was all delivered to the Red Cross today for distribution, and if you're the giving kind I would encourage you to give to the Red Cross, UMCOR or another reputable agency helping with flooding all along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. They're going to need it.
A few recent photos - I just thought I'd show you a few images from the past week or so. All were shot with my Samsung Galaxy s4. Something I might start using a little more on...
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