Heart-wrenching and heart-warming

To the editor:

I had the priviledge of volunteering at the Cruso Community Center where other volunteers and community leaders had already organized assistance for people of the community whose lives have been disturbed, even destroyed by the flooding. It was a heart-wrenching and a heart-warming experience. Heart wrenching to see the devastation that people have to deal with, but heart-warming to see the outpouring of love from all over Haywood County in the form of people who put aside any differences to serve their brothers and sisters in need. These people did not wait for the government to help, but rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

To the organizers, community leaders, community workers, first responders and all the volunteers of Cruso and around Haywood County that stepped up to help in the flood relief goes my undying respect and praise. These are the true heroes and deserve to be acknowledged as such. Many thanks to the firefighters and first responders, power employees and others who came from “out of town,” to whom we owe much gratitude. I am proud to call Haywood County my home. I wasn’t born here, but I got here as fast as I could!

Mary Harrah


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