“I am exhausted,” said an officer from Franklin. If you haven’t heard, an F3 Tornado ripped through this small town in Texas. The Tornado destroyed a neighborhood and Feed the Need Missions was set up in the neighborhood to feed both the victims of the storm and the response teams for a week.
“This is my first time ever experiencing a disaster, and my heart hurts for those who are affected. You are never prepared for anything like this,” he said with tears in his eyes. “There’s not much we can do right now, other than being strong for our neighbors.” The officer was feeling the pain of those in his community who were suffering a devastating loss.
As he was walking away after getting a burger, he turned and looked at us and said “I can’t express enough how grateful we are to have you here. Everyone has been so helpful, and to see you sitting and spending time with people helps those in crisis. We can’t appreciate you enough, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
It’s never easy preparing for a disaster because a disaster “Just happens.” God knew the place we were suppose to be at the right time to help the community of Franklin, and to partner with a local BBQ restaurant and serve together. Not only was the Officer’s heart being changed but others that we served also.