100 books were chosen for the possibility of becoming America’s Favorite Book. There’s also a 8-part series on PBS where they talk about the books and the influences they’ve had on us. You are encouraged to read as many as you can and vote for your favorites.
Hurricane Florence is over but the recovery and repair go on. Luckily, up in our neck of the woods (north of Durham) we only sustained wind and torrential rains causing temporary flooding. South of Raleigh and the coastline is a totally different ball game.
Tragically, there were several deaths related to Florence and millions in property and harvest damage. However, as with any emergency, the heroes come out in force.
First responders praying after finding mother & infant dead from tree falling on their house.
Below is only a sampling of such heroes but I wanted all of them to know how much they mean to us.
Rescuers saving 6 dogs abandoned in locked cages while flood waters rise (Leland, NC)
Amber Hersel who drove all the way from Indiana to help with Florence’s rescues.
JAMES CITY, NC (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Chef Jose’ Andres’ led a hot food drive in Wilmington with a kitchen full of volunteers delivering meals to shelters.
Tony Alsop of Tennessee rescued 53 dogs and 11 cats, transporting them to shelters in his old school bus “Noah’s Ark.” Same as he did in Texas in 2017.
(Courtesy of Washington Post)
The Louisiana Cajun Navy rescued people and pets with their fleet of boats. (To learn more of this volunteer rescue squad and their deeds, check out their website: Cajun Navy Relief )
All the people who helped at the shelters with food, blankets, compassion and prayers.
Seeing people opening their hearts and homes to those in need really restores your faith in humanity and Christians. Thank you and remember to help others, because you never know when you will need help.
If you know of other heroes, please add them to the comments so we can all enjoy them.
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