Coming Together for to help our Neighbors in NeedMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 09 2014 2:49 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: Last night when the storms rolled through Southwestern Houston County Wanda Carr didn’t know she would need the help of the community the next morning. This morning Mrs. Carr went down the private drive way and found that her and her family were could not get out.
Four large trees had been blown down in the storm and were blocking the only way out. The trees fell knocking down power lines going to the four homes that sit almost a mile off the main road. All of the trees were large in fact one of the trees about 5 foot in diameter. A local farmer brought his workers and a backhoe to help with the clearing process.
Mrs. Carr placed a call to neighbors and to the Houston County Dispatch for help. Southern Junction Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene. After they arrived they placed a call to Regional Land and Water Rescue Unit for man power and more chainsaws.
By 9:30 am, all you could hear was the sound of chainsaws, 25 volunteers and neighbors were on the scene and began clearing the trees. By 12:00 pm all the trees had been cut and removed from the driveway and Mrs. Carr and her family could get out.
Mrs. Carr said she was truly thankful for everyone that came to her rescue. She stated that when you are in trouble you find out who your real friends are. She didn’t know everyone that came but was thankful just the same.
As one of the volunteer’s I can tell you that the reason we do what we do is to help out community.