"I don’t think most of us can comprehend the amount of devastation caused by a natural disaster—or understand the time it takes before affected communities get back to "normal.” Until three weeks ago I had not been closer to a disaster than my television; but then I got some insights from the front-lines. I had the chance to work in Detroit with All Hands Volunteers. I helped clear out and rebuild basements that were flooded in August, 2014. The water has receded; much of the damage remains.
It's discouraging that this long after a flood there is so much work left to do, but it’s encouraging that there are non-profits such as All Hands to mobilize, organize, teach, and inspire people who want to make a difference.
I’m very grateful I had the opportunity to work with people who put their lives on hold for a while to help people deal with a misfortune they can’t overcome by themselves. I’m proud that I was briefly a part of their team and could observe what can be done for those in need. Working my butt off was never more rewarding." - Steve White (right)
#AHV and UMCOR's The Northwest Detroit Flood Recovery Project are launching a 12-day campaign called "All Hands On Detroit" from November 19 to December 1 to help these families by "gutting out" over 100 homes before the holidays and WE NEED YOUR HELP. Register to volunteer at: http://bit.ly/AHVonDetroit
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