High Point Tornado Touchdown
When the tornado touched down in High Point last Sunday night it caused devastation that made national news. Here are a couple of pictures that you may have seen on the television.
Today some of the Burmese got involved in tornado relief. Wednesday morning three Burmese and myself went to the neighborhood pictured above and helped move brush to the street, cleaned up a debris strewn lawn and moved sections of a downed fence to the street.
In the picture above these gentlemen pose next to a 20′ section of gutter that was launched from a house and speared into the ground in a soggy back yard.
On Wednesday evening, First Wesleyan Church took about 200 volunteers to another hard hit neighborhood. Steve and Peggy Hambright had extensive tree damage on their property and their neighbors also suffered severe damage. Crews from the FWC, in red t-shirts, worked up and down the street. Here they are battling with a massive log, in a neighbor’s yard, to get it cut up and moved to the side of the street.
Among the volunteers from our church on Wednesday night were Frosintina, Bi Bi, Kay McMurphy, Ka Di Thang, Peng Len Thakbal, Win Maung and Cung Pen Lian. Win Maung was the newest arrival and was a great help with the team.