Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Well, I got back around 7:00 tonight from a trip to Lyon Co. After spending the day collecting money and supplies from our generous friends and supporters, I spent 2 hours at a VERY crazed Wal-Mart buying plattes full of bottled water, food, blankets and baby supplies. After many strange looks from others in line, one man finally said in his very southern drawl, "Ma'am, what are you....trying to stock up to prepare for the NEXT storm??" :)
After loading it all up in a VERY full suburban, I trucked up to Lyon Co. and brought it to the center of emergency operations there. The director gave me a big hug and thanked us profusely for the help! They were really in need. I then drove to the emergency shelter set up at the local school and the National Guard troops there were kind enough to help me unload the blankets and bring them into the shelter. We even had boxes full of bubbles for the little kids in the shelter to play with.
Driving home was eerie as they still have no power in the county. It was dark and they were under a 5 pm curfew, so the National Guard trucks escorted me out.
I cannot thank you all enough for your quick response in a time of such great need!! They were all SO incredibly appreciative!! As I left, one of the guardsmen thanked me and said we were what makes America great! YOU ALL really are what makes this nation great and we are so blessed to have your support!
Keep the area in your prayers. It is going to be a long way out for so many.