Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mississippi Tornadoes 2011

These are photo's of a little town in Mississippi called Smithville. It had only 2800 people and a small little school that we used to play in football when I was in high school.This little town sits on the Ala border.This little town lost its school, bank, grocery store etc. and of course in a town that size there isn't another.
My heart breaks for the southeastern US right now . I know that to most of the rest of the country it was just a blip on the national news radar but to me it was personal.I have been to most of the places in MS and Ala it hit.I lived in two of the areas. My best friend lives in Hackle burg.(She received a lot of damage but she is safe).I know that the death of Ben Laden was important and who could forget the Royal Wedding but these people in these states have lost everything.I encourage all of you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers and keep their plight in the media (on facebook, twitter etc.).
My heart is also proud because as always the people of the south so their strength, sense of humor, kindness and humanity. It makes me so happy to see other areas of the south come to they're aid and not only with supplies but with manpower.
I just encourage all of you if you can to give to your charity of choice to help all those in these states that are affected as the need is great.

Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope. ~Author Unknown

Photos by the American Red Cross


Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I have spent some time in central Alabama with some of my ex-husband's family. They also live in a tiny little town where everyone knows everyone and they all depend on each other. They were all thankfully spared, but knowing the kind of people they are, and the other citizens of this area, my heart just breaks for them.

Tea said...

I can only imagine what they must be going through. Thanks for sharing this. I really liked the quote you shared too. ♥

Holli said...

Oh wow. I'm sending my prayers now..... I have family in Alabama and while none of them suffered damage my heart goes out to everyone else who did.

Farm Girl said...

It is all so true and I am so aware of the suffering and I am glad for the reminder.
I have kept them in my prayers.
Hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

I have a cousin in the Birmingham area, Yolanda. She and her family are okay, but the tornado came really close.

People did not forget, that is for sure. Have you decided on your new hometown yet?

SandyCarlson said...

Wow. What an experience. I count my blessings as I contemplate these images.

Char said...

my heart is so full seeing the outpouring of support during these tornado tragedies. it makes be so humbled and proud of my state.