My DD and her cleanup crew mates...

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Registered: 04-29-2000
My DD and her cleanup crew mates...
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Sat, 06-29-2013 - 4:25pm

I am trying to put a photo on this post.  Not sure if it's now in the post since I can't see it in the preview page.  Anyway this is a photo my DD sent to her father's iPhone and he's sent it to me.  I've put it on my Desktop and so have tried to include it here....We'll see if it works!

This photo shows my DD (the furthest to the right in the photo) and friends who have volunteered to clean up houses that have been flooded.  You can always tell someone who has been doing this work by all the mud on their clothes!  We are proud of her volunteer efforts to do this hard work to help others who must feel so overhwelmed by the destruction of their homes. 

Shirley

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Sat, 06-29-2013 - 8:54pm

Great b/w shot!

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sun, 06-30-2013 - 1:53am

Good photo of Christine. Are the other people all friends of hers, or people that she recently met through the clean up efforts? They certainly do look muddy, even in B&W.

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Registered: 04-29-2000
Sun, 06-30-2013 - 11:30am

Christine sent the photo to Ray's iPhone and with no caption or description.  I've not spoken with Christine for a few days so haven't got details about much lately, though Ray sometimes has picked up the phone when she calls and so I get the news second-hand from him.  I know one of the young women is her friend (front left) but the other people I don't know who they are, but I suspect they are friends.  Then again, I don't even know whose place they were cleaning up...(who is that older man in the photo, anyway?).  Ray mentioned that Christine told him that the photo was taken expressly to be hung in the lobby of the apartment building (the one in the background they were cleaning up?).   That is as much as I've heard about the photo. 

But stories abound about how perfect strangers have been turning up at people's homes and offering to help clean up.  The amount of garbage of ruined muddied and wet items piling up in front of homes is phenomenal (what I've seen on t.v. and photos in the paper). 

And the mud!  Fine silty mud from the river - it coats everything where floodwater has gone!

Christine's workplace has reopened and she went back to work yesterday.  And also she was allowed to go back to her place as the power is back on there.  She slept in her bed for the first time (two nights ago) and said she never slept so well, and she was SO tired! 

Shirley

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Mon, 07-01-2013 - 9:56am
Congrats to your DD for her excellent work. Cleaning up after a flood is hard work, we had to do it a few yrs ago when we found 18 inches of water in our cottage basement. All the poor people have a lot of problems ahead. Mold grows quickly & can be very expensive to treat. Our community had a number of people flooded this Spring & they have applied for gov't assistance to help restore the homes but it will be yrs before anyone can buy a place in certain areas without having it checked for mold. Dee