Imagine, your childhood pictures, the rocking chair you remember your grandmother rocking in or every important document you have like the deed to a home……..gone! …. or so very wet and damaged that it can’t be saved.
That is the reality for many people as the aftermath of Hurricane Mathew is sliding off of the map. This hurricane and others, along with fires and auto accidents happen regularly to people just like you and me. Tragic events happened last week, and will happen this week. As you read this, you may even be one of the people whose life direction, including your home and possessions were blown way off course by the wind and water swirling across the Atlantic from the African Continent and leaving a destructive path along the coast of the United States.
If you are a victim of the Hurricane Mathew, or any other tragedy, here is what we want you to know: We hold you in our thoughts and care that you are facing a loss and the challenge of recovery.
The 18 deaths already attributed to the storm have ripped open and left a gaping hole in the hearts of loved ones that were a part of the lives of those that died. We know and feel the losses you have had. Many of us have had to face tragedy, and we are thankful that people do care and stand for the kind of help that is a part of the American soul. We care too.
Over the next several days, we are going to do what we can to help. We will use this social media platform to talk with you about the next steps. I recall the book title “Bad Things Happen to Good People.” It is true. We have seen that too many times.
We want you to know what you can do to save precious belongings, how to make sure that your insurance does for you what it should, and what you can do to help keep your family healthy. Disaster recovery is difficult and important work.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to give you whatever help we can. That means a lot to all of us. We know that the next tragedy could be ours and we believe that you would do what you could to help us. It is what makes this a good and decent nation at its very core.