It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Matthew showed us the worst damage we’ve seen created by a natural disaster in our area in decades.
It also showed us the best that our communities have to offer as we saw countless stories of neighbor helping neighbor. After a summer and fall dominated by headlines and stories that divide us, these last two weeks showed us there're far more Good News stories that unite us.
Like the volunteers of the Chain Saw Brigade that organized to help out residents in Pin Point, one of the hardest hit areas.
The community was hit really hard; roads were impassable, downed trees blocked roadways, and some people who are confined to their homes and had to rely on their neighbors for help.
Or Samaritan's Purse volunteers who came in from around the country to lend their support in the Lowcountry. The volunteers cut down trees, removed debris and anything else that needed to be done.
Operation Feed Savannah gave food away this week to those in need, after most in our area lost everything they had in the refrigerator after long power outages.
And then there was the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. They spent most of the days post-Matthew serving up a thousand hot meals a day for those in need.
There’s story after story like these of good in the face of bad. It is my hope that as the piles of debris from Matthew begin to disappear, the spirit that got us through this disaster and made us stronger remains.
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