In light of the recent weather craziness I need to write about our “flood” in September. I know many of you are aware that in Georgia in September we had a “500 year flood”. The hardest hit area of the state was the county we live in and the neighboring county. Three quarters of the people who lost their lives were from our county. Almost every major road was impassable due to bridges being washed out and some have just recently been reopened.The men and women of all the Police, Sheriff’s Department, Rescue Squad, etc., were the absolute best. They worked tirelessly getting people to safety and helping those who lost possessions, homes, etc. Many of them worked weeks with no time off.
My wonderful husband took it upon himself to organize a “First Responder’s Lunch” to show them that the citizens of our county appreciated all their tireless efforts in taking care of our citizens. He got several restaurants and grocery stores to donate food and/water so that they could all enjoy a nice nutritious lunch. He got several of the local restaurant managers and employees to help organize and hand out the food. He set up a “pick up” station in the parking lot of a closed grocery store so that the law enforcement officers, etc. could drive through and pick up their lunches and take it back to their department, fire station, jail or wherever they worked. We had several just stand in the parking lot by their cars and eat on their hoods. At least we knew the safest place in Douglas County to be that day!
My husband’s favorite parts of the day were getting his picture taken with the canine unit that came by and the fire truck. He was like a kid in the candy store. He is such a nice man and I just wanted to share with you guys what a wonderful husband I have. I am posting a bunch of the pictures so you guys can see. We fed over 300 first responders that day in addition to all the volunteers. When I need a hero, I need look no farther than my husband. He IS my hero!