I’m with the Tyson Meals that Matter team in Mayflower, Arkansas. I’ve seen lots of tornado damage in my career with Tyson, going back to the ’96 Moore, Oklahoma storm. Joplin and Alabama in 2011. Moore again last year; to name a few. I don’t care how much one might have seen, you never cease to be amazed at the stuff nature can do.
I’m grateful for and proud of the people in this company I work for, who are always willing to drop what they’re doing to go help out. It might get easy to get too proud of what we’re doing, but for the contact with people whose lives have been directly affected by these tragedies. Without fail, we see folks who have themselves suffered immense personal loss, putting their troubles aside to help their neighbors.
There’s nothing so humbling as an outpouring of heartfelt gratitude from someone who’s lost everything, just because you gave them a chicken sandwich. Dang. It’s the least we could do.
If you have a moment, send out a prayer or positive thought (or whatever your belief system allows for) for the people affected by the weather of the past few days. I’m sure a donation to the reputable non-profit of your choice providing relief would also be greatly appreciated.
The Tyson Meals that Matter team serves hot meals to victims and relief workers in natural disasters.