I can honestly say now that I have a completely different perspective on what happens when a disaster strikes. I have been trying to put into words what this first day has been like and I am having a much more challenging time than anticipated.
I think all I want to say right now is “Thank You.”
Thank you to the fire fighters and first responders who risk their lives everyday to save people, pets, homes, and communities. Thank you to the volunteers and staff members who dedicate their time to help people recover from disasters. I have been nothing but astounded by the amount of genuinely kind-hearted people that I have met, who have come from across the country, to help this community return to a normal state of health, mind and strength. Thank you!