Your 2014 State Council

Your 2014 State Council

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sight to see

September Seventh started the beginning of a long battle for many in our state. Tropical storm Lee gave it his all and hit hard, causing flooding that can only compare to that of the hurricane Agnes in 1972. Within the Central Pa area, over 100,00 people were evacuated from there homes. There have been seven people who have lost their lives to this disaster. Trees and debris are all over the streets and and in peoples homes. As you drive down the streets all you see is piles of ruined furniture and trash from peoples homes, piles that are as big as cars.
Even with all that was going on, the first people to check-in to see if all is okay, were other 4-Hers. 4-H is a family, and this really showed during the flooding of 2011. I always knew that 4-her's were close but never knew how close. The night that the flooding happened, texts came pouring in, not just from other local 4-Hers but also from other around the state who heard what was happening.Everyone was seeing how they could help, or just checking in. Just getting that text shows how much others care. This event was one that we all hopefully don't have to go through anytime in the near future, but one that helped bring us together.
To everyone who was affected by the Tropical Storm Lee flooding, we hope you are recovering well, and know that we are all here for you.

Lia Schmittel
Vice President of Events

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