Generosity, caring have been great
Published 5:32 pm Monday, September 12, 2005
The people of Brewton have exhibited Southern hospitality and a spirit of giving in recent days as they have worked to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
We don't think anyone who found shelter here after the storm will ever forget the experience. Many prepared meals, gave gifts, and did anything they could think to do to make the unexpected visitors feel welcome.
Others have organized drives, collecting clothing, toiletries, and food. Still others have gone on the road to feed people. Some have donated financially and others have left home to go and provide aid to the hurting people – and animals – of the Gulf Coast.
People from our area have rendered aid in restoring electricity, providing law enforcement, help for pets and mental health support.
From the little children who sold lemonade last week to raise money for Katrina's youngest victims to the National Guard members now in the thick of Katrina's aftermath, the people of our area have stepped up to the plate. We were helped last year and we are giving back. Our neighbors are hurting, and we want to help.
We are proud of the efforts of our community to take care of our brothers and sisters in need.
Whatever you have done – large or small – thanks.
You make us proud.
And we hope you'll continue to share your stories with us so that we may document the beautiful, generous hearts of our people.