Sunday, January 29, 2012

A tiring, but fulfilling day

Today Safa and I spent a few hours helping with debris removal at a home in Clay. The subdivision, Paradise Valley was hit particularly hard during the most rent line of tornadoes last week, with many homes completely destroyed and uninhabitable. The houses will have to be rebuilt from the foundation up, but this first requires the lots to be cleared of overturned trees and building debris. It's quite a labor intensive job; we joined about fifteen other volunteers, who cut the trees and branches into manageable parts, and carried them to the street side for the city to later remove.

It was sad to see the damage.

But it was amazing to see complete strangers work as a team, and rally together to help clear the neighborhood, paving the way for a new beginning.


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