posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 07:08 PM
Just got in from driving through WL, Ezell. National guard still on duty, state and local law enforcement still on duty. Relief centers and churches
filled with people in need. Insurance companies with mobile setups. But the drive through the middle of downtown was just more than the brain could
process. With an already depressed economic population most can't afford insurance.
The entire downtown is in rubble. Metal twisted, wood beams jutting out at wrong angles. It was hard to grasp how there wasn't any more loss of life
than just 7. Salvation Army and Red Cross in both Morgan and Menifee counties seemed to have more need than relief. This puts into perspective
one's life and blessings, count yours now and be grateful, and pray for those reeling from the pain.
Learned last night, the missing equipment box from my companions band was mistakenly put into a truck the night of the gig a week before this
happened. He lived in Menifee county. That young man came back to the venue told the owners he had it and it looked expensive. (He was right about
1K). Was told they'd be back this weekend. He took them in his house for safe keeping. He lost his roof on his house and his whole garage. Every
window on his truck was blown out and extensive hail damage all over it. He watch the tail of the tornado in the valley below swirl around his aunts
house who has 3 children. He lost 2 friends in the tornado that were quiet dear to him. In all what this man had to endure in the aftermath of clean
up of his and family and friends properties, he brought the equipment box back to the venue last night. Every member of the band and each of the band
babes left money for beer and gas in front of him on the bar. He became overwhelmed, said he didn't do it for the reward, but that it was the right
thing to do. We were so grateful to him. He was humbled by his experience, you could see that on his face. He was grateful he was JUST ALIVE.
Thank you JD, you have renewed all of our faith in humanity. The worst really does bring out the best in people.