After destruction, hope

Jun 17, 2011

It takes a tornado a few seconds to destroy a town … and it takes a few hands to put it back together.

During the recent Memorial Day holiday weekend, more than 40 Amway employee volunteers and family members put their hands to work with the National Relief Network. They traveled to Merrill, Wisconsin, the scene of a vicious tornado that tore through the town this spring.

The team cleaned up homes and yards by picking up over 500 fallen trees. They helped many families begin the cleaning–and healing–process by returning yards to their original state and allowing for the replanting of every tree that was lost.

The Amway Relief Team has been responding to disasters since 1993. Some make big news, like Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 attacks. Others barely are soon forgotten, but not by this team.

While it may take the residents of Merrill months to fully recover, the helping hands of Amway volunteers gave them the start they need.

“My heart goes out to anyone who has been hit by a disaster,” says Amway volunteer Linda Howorth. “If I can make one person smile and give them hope when they are overwhelmed, then it is worth it. My advice to others is that you may be only one person, but as a group we are many hands who can help.”

 

Thanks to Samantha Bourque and Joyce Grilley for contributing to this story.

  • 1 Comment

    • Julio Maldonado says:

      I’M AN AMWAY IBO. I HAVE A PROJECT: I DECIDED TO MAKE A DONATION AT EACH ORDER THAT THE CUSTOMER ENTERS TO MY WEB SITE. I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE AND YOUR HELP FOR THIS PROJECT OF LIFE. I WILL WAIT FOR YOUR REPLY. GOD BLESS YOU.

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