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Day 2 Hurricane Harvey relief. This is Floyd and his daughter Christie.
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Floyd’s home of 20 years was severely damaged. Christie who lived right next door had her home completely torn apart. You can see some of the pieces of her home in the mangled trees behind them in this photo.
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When we first pulled up their home, they were eating under a plastic tarp and someone immediately said “If you don’t have candles for night, we don’t want anything.” We all laughed out loud.
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We don’t have candles but, we have something even better we responded. When I asked Christie to turn her light on for this photo she said “never seen such a bright light from something so small.” This is the second hurricane Floyd has survived and will have to rebuild from the devastation.
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When we asked Floyd what he would tell people it was like to survive a hurricane he said “No one can understand what it’s like to live through a hurricane. No one! This is my second hurricane. Ma first one was Hurricane Cecilia. Now Harvey. The number one thang I would tell people is when a hurricane is commin…flea!” When we told them we came from Chicago go give them their solar lights they said “it’s really nice to know people care.”

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