A few days ago, a tornado ripped a path of destruction starting near downtown Greensboro and running north for about 30 miles. The area hit hardest is one of the poorest area of town and the boys' Trail Life Troop stepped up to help with the cleanup and recover efforts.
Just getting into the area was the most difficult part. Because of the number of trees down and utilities disrupted, the police were only allowing work crews and residents into the area.
After driving around for a while, we managed to find a place where we could park and walk a couple of blocks into the affected area and start working.
The boys helped haul out branches and chunks of wood that the volunteers, firefighters and utility crews cut for them.
They pulled, carried and dragged the debris out and piled it up neatly for the crews to chip and haul away.
We left anything that was on or near downed lines for the experienced crews to handle.
Even Ezra, with his broken collarbone, got in and helped out a lot.
We worked for about 6 hours that day at 3 different homes for incredibly grateful residents.
It was really the least we could do for people who were in such desperate need.