It's been one week since a small tornado and fierce straight-line winds tore into the homes and lives of hundreds of people here in Central Oklahoma.
And yet, we cannot describe the feeling of immense honor we have felt since then.
When Serve Moore got it's start as a hashtag in 2013, not a single person showing up those days could have ever imagined the way this story would unfold. We looked around and saw our neighbors in need of help. We looked around and saw tens of thousands coming to give that help. We knew that was our calling — match the people who needed help with the people coming to give help.
Since then, we've been working toward renewal. All of us — whether you lost everything or nothing at all; whether you traveled from afar to help or you live here. We've been working not just for recovery but for something bigger. We've banded together as a community and we've shown the very definition of resilience. Then, a week ago today, more severe weather; another tornado. The call for help went out again.
But this time as volunteer teams went out, we've recognized many of your faces. You who lost everything in May 2013 were now showing up in March 2015 to give back. As we gathered to again remove debris, secure homes, and love on people instead of accepting volunteers, you came to BE the volunteer.
We can't say thanks enough. We can't describe how honored we are to work alongside you. To everyone who has given time, effort, cash, goods, whatever — you are what makes Serve Moore possible. Keep it up guys.
In the coming days, Serve Moore will move past response to this storm and back into renewal. We will begin fixing fences, rebuilding sheds, making home repairs, and putting life back together in general. There's still PLENTY to do and we'll need CASH to do it. So whether you can give time, funds, or both — join in.
It takes all of us to #ServeMoore and we wouldn't have it any other way.