If you're looking for an opportunity to be of help, the town of Deweyville, Texas, is in desperate need. The city is recovering from the Sabine River hitting a 130-year-plus crest which brought water up to the roof lines of most businesses and homes. Mercury One reached out to help the small town a few weeks ago, but received a letter over the weekend pleading for additional help.
Glenn read the letter Monday during The Glenn Beck Program describing the dire circumstances.
Please, please share this with everyone. We are really in trouble in our town. ...The toll that moving water takes on buildings is unimaginable. My town is now homeless. And my town needs help. We didn't have a flash flood or a storm surge. Our home sat with water for a full week. We were fortunate that our situation was that. However, we had no loss of life. But I couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll this can take. The sheer helplessness.
Please, people in this town are living in tents. They're living in vehicles, wherever they can just to exist. We just lost our mobile food wagon. We had one until last Tuesday. But now there's no way to prepare food. And there won't be for a long time to come for a large majority of our community.
Every single business, church and almost every home was destroyed.
People are having to make the choice of saving their home or keeping their jobs. Companies are not helping their employees because I don't think the majority of them can fathom what has and what is happening here.
I know we see floods on TV and sympathize, but I never could imagine the magnitude of this. And you honestly can't until you've lived in it. Teachers are having to return to school. Babies are returning to school. Most lost everything they own. ...I'm asking that anyone that knows how we can get a mobile food wagon back into our town, please do what you can.
Citizens of this town really need people's help. A hot meal goes a long way just to fuel the sheer strength that is needed to live and do what is needed to get our town up and going again. Thank you for anyone who might be able to help us.
Mercury One is sending a mobile food wagon in the next day or so, as well as providing other assistance. If you would like to participate, please donate to the Mercury One Humanitarian Fund.
"They need truckloads of materials and volunteers that can help rebuild this little town," Glenn said. "Everything was wiped out in this town. Everything. Go to mercuryone.org and help."
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