Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 5)

Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 5)

Friday, July 29th. It is our last day here and we are bound and determined to finish Debra’s project.  We plan to work until noon and then head back to the church to leave by 3pm at the latest.  Best laid plans… Before we start working, we give her a gift from our...
Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 4)

Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 4)

Thursday, July 28th. Heat index warning for today.  Heat indexes are expected to be at least 105”.  There is very limited shade at Debra’s house, so we prepare for the heat. We continue to clear out the trees that are entwined with other trees.  We have to work around...
Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 3)

Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 3)

Wednesday, July 27th. Back to job site #3 in Hanceville, AL – Debra’s house.  She is glad to see the whole team there and a working skid steer. The skid steer starts removing some of the 5-6 foot long sections of trees that Brad and Erik cut yesterday.  A group of us...
Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 2)

Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 2)

Tuesday, July 26th. We gained a new team member last night.  Erik has joined our team after driving in from the Houston area.  So now we are a team of 11. We are headed back to job site #2 at Bobbi’s house.  Wow – how overwhelming. When we first arrived here yesterday...
Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 1)

Mission of Mercy – Helping Alabama Tornado Victims (part 1)

“Day of Devastation” – that is the name of the book published about the Alabama tornadoes that hit on April 27, 2011.  More than 50 tornadoes devastated the State of Alabama that day. Sunday – July 24th. Our team of 10 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, WI are...