I am asking the wonderful RVing community for prayers for the people in my hometown area. Although my little hometown of Bear Creek, Alabama suffered little damage, our neighbors in Hackleburg and Phil Campbell (5 miles from Bear Creek to the west and north, respectively) were hard hit during the storms which hit April 27th.
There is very little media coverage of the devastation there - still no count on how many died in Hackleburg and it stands at 25 in Phil Campbell (population is only about 1,100). The accounts which I've heard compare it to a war zone. They have no electricity, no water, no cell phone coverage, nothing. This area is very rural, and unemployment had already exacted a huge toll on the economy there. I'm sure there were many without any insurance who have lost everything. It is a tragedy of epic proportions.
I have not been able to go down there yet - we plan to make the first trip down on Saturday to see if we can help in any way. Please mention the victims in northwest Alabama in your posts and send out prayer requests for the families devastated by this storm. Thank you so much!
Kerri in AL