UPDATED 8:29 AM PT — Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The damage done to homes, businesses and other structures in southeast Alabama is truly staggering with large swaths of Lee County wiped off the map by an EF4 tornado.
“This is the worst natural disaster that has ever occurred in Lee County,” stated Kathy Carson, director of the Lee County Emergency Management Agency. “Most of us cannot remember anything ever creating this much of loss of life and injuries in our citizens.”
Good Samaritans from across the country are now looking to help. 59-year-old Glenn Stover said the experience isn’t just religious, it’s a matter of military honor.
“It’s very emotional for me, just to be able to share God’s love with anyone is a privilege and an honor, but when there are veterans involved like this gentleman who is a veteran…well I just don’t want to be anywhere else right now than here helping these people,” he explained.
Stover and many others are working with a humanitarian organization, known as Samaritan’s Purse, that sends crews to disaster areas to give them assistance. In some cases, the help is badly needed.
Their efforts of hard work for a good cause is helping fellow Americans get back up on their feet.