Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hurricane Ike Photos from Galveston


Last Saturday my schweetie went to Galveston to help with the clean-up effort from Hurricane Ike. He went with about 5 guys from our ward, who were part of a larger stake organization from the Corpus area. He left about 4 in the morning and got back around 10 or so that night. Long day of hard work. They got to the Stake Center in Galveston and he said the cultural hall was so organized. On one wall they had bottles of water stacked, on another wall tools you could check out, on another something else...Anyway, they gave them an area to go to and they were just supposed to look for someone who needed help. So they drove to the area and found a lady about our age outside of her home and asked if she needed help. She said she was pulling down drywall and after they said they were there to help with that sort of stuff she got this really suprised look on her face and accepted the help. They spent all day at her home pulling all the drywall out - the water had come to the ceiling. They also moved furniture out of the home. These pictures are from 4 hours away from us, so we really lucked out this time.


Jen Gillespie said...

Good heavens da. I'm so glad it didn't come to you guys! What a blessing. Now no more hoping for severe weather okay!!!

Ericka Johnson said...

Those pictures are really awesome. Kevin went up and said that the area was pretty devastated. I'm SO grateful Corpus was spared!