Monday, December 19, 2016
Tragedy Occurs; Community Takes Action
It was my full intention to have a wonderful post about my goals all written and ready for Friday morning. Sometimes life gets in the way of plans and schedules. My brother's home burned late on Thursday night and I got word the next morning. Him and his wife both were able to get out with only what clothing they had on and one cell phone belonging to the wife. And fortunately all three of their dogs made it as well! http://www.ojcv.org/simmons.html of Operation Jackson County Veterans. With great support from family, friends and community, my brother and his wife were able to stay the very next night on their own in another trailer that is in much need of repair. They were able to get water and power hooked up quickly and are replacing items such as light fixtures and hot water heater. I am friends with and on occasion join in my local Roane County Beehive Quilters at the Committee on Aging Center. We make and donate quilts to fire victims of our community. Although my brother is in another town, the lovely ladies were so kind to donate two beautiful quilts to help them make their home comfortable again. My brother was so appreciative not only of their work and contribution but of all the contributions the community has poured onto their threshold. It is a wonderful feeling to be part of such a generous and loving community!