Nashville Cleanup Effort
May 22, 2010
I came back from 3 days of clean
up in Nashville. The place actually looks like a war
zone. Can you imagine piles of debris about 8 feet tall
and about 4 to 5 miles long ? I actually stopped
counting each day after I wheeled 100 wheelbarrows each
day, across the parking lot and up a small hill.
8 hours of wheeling debris each
day with only a lunch break. Everyday was exactly the same.
We did not stop.
According to one of the group
leaders, We actually moved about 40 tons of debris in 3 days,
all by wheelbarrow and shovel. I will post the pictures.
I was on the NBC National
news that Monday, ( Brian Williams covered the story ) , as I
found some gold coins that had been lost in the cleanup
effort. Wouldn't you know it , I finally struck gold and
then had to give it back......lolol
The van load of guys that went
with me said they had never experienced anything like it .
Residents were coming out of the
houses to thank us while crying uncontrollably. It was
so sad. People were driving down the streets blowing the horn
and shouting, " Thanks for coming and helping us , GOD
bless you !! " These people were so
sincere.....Americans came to help from every where in the
U.S. , as far as Oregon. I was proud to work with them.
I know that my contribution to
the effort seemed so small compared to the enormous damage
that was caused. It was almost like spitting on a forest
fire, but I did what I thought GOD would have me do and
I DID go to the aid of my fellow AMERICANS. They have certainly have been
there for me ...........( There is probably a song in this
This was a very heart warming and
rewarding experience for me, I slept real good my first night back