Yesterday, our Hope Force responders worked tirelessly in Waverly, Tennesse, as they mucked out the homes of people who were still in shock after sustaining horrific losses in the aftermath of devastating floods. While they worked, they were also offering emotional and spiritual care to each individual. The following is a firsthand report from our Hope Force Disaster Response Coordinator, Aaron Stetson:
"I walked through the tattered remains of some houses and yards with a local news anchor who was covering the work of Hope Force. He stated, 'I’m having a hard time even describing to others what I’m seeing.' We walked amidst houses pushed off their foundations, ripped to pieces...contents strewn across the field. Sections of the asphalt from the driveway had floated away from the force of the flood waters. 'I cannot get over how bad this is, he said. It looks…' As he paused, I added, '...like a tornado.'