Facing the devastation after the horrible storms that passed through the Midwest has been a single of the most tragic things I have ever witnessed.
Our church has constantly tried to send relief teams to help with scrub up, comfort, plus even relocation of residents that simply can not do it alone.
Sure, government agencies try to help too however often acquiring this help takes months. This past trip was entirely difficult on myself and others plus I am not sure if I can take various more. Every one of us were assigned to help a family that had lost many of their children to the flood waters plus it just broke my heart. Of course, by the time every one of us arrived, the waters had receded plus the mess was left behind. The mom was so heartbroken that she didn’t even like anything else that was lost. Every one of us were able to bring relief to them through a portable shelter, clothing, plus most crucially a portable Heating as well as Air Conditioning equipment that runs on propane. There will not be any form of power there for at least a few more weeks plus this equipment would at least keep them comfortable in their makeshift home. I am sure that you have heard of, or even used, a propane powered heater, however, this was an cooling system unit. Our church entirely has an agreement with the manufacturer so that every one of us can purchase the units for a much cheaper price plus it allows us to supply many of them a year to needy families. They are constantly grateful plus surprised that they can have this comfort even though they have no electricity. I am hopeful that I can bring myself to help again but I will have to carefully consider it next time because I am not sure my heart can take it.