Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Destruction in the heartland

I'm okay, my family is okay. We literally pulled my mom from the rubble that used to be her apartment. So much devastating destruction from the tornado in Joplin. My house is about 3 blocks from the disaster site. so lucky it is still standing.

Ways you can help Joplin from afar: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10, or text JOPLIN to 864833 to donate $10 through United Way.

I will try to post some photos, my story and more information as soon as I can.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, Nellie...I'm so glad you and your family are ok. The pictures I've seen on the news are just astonishing and heartbreaking. Best wishes to you all and thoughts and prayers with all who were affected. My donation is on its way.

Lori said...

I just read your post regarding your mother. My heart goes out to her and those around her. I am ot sure how the text to the Red Cross works. I want to help.

Eleanor said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I'm glad you're all okay, albeit a bit beat up. We have made a donation and will keep you and your family in our hearts during this time. Stay safe! <3

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog and looking at the devastating photos, I have cried the entire time. It is such a helpless feeling, I know people are going to band together now and realize what is important. God bless you and your family. I am a teacher, too, you must be mourning for your students as well.

jared said...

i'm so glad you and your family are okay.