Saturday, April 18, 2015

Samaritan's Purse Open House for Local Resident

Tears of joy were the theme of the day as Samaritan's Purse joined local resident Geraldine Hayes for a house dedication. Hayes' home was heavily damaged by the April 28, 2014 tornado and through the efforts of Samaritan's Purse, Winston Strong and a lot of good folks, local and from across the country, the residence on Young's Crossing Road has been repaired.

As part of the dedication, Hayes was presented with several gifts including a journal of the rebuild effort, a pear tree for her yard, a bible from Samaritan's Purse and  a framed "Paid in Full" document.
Geraldine Hayes w Samaritan's Purse's
Mark Langham, building supervisor

Following the blessing of the home, Hayes had this to say," I want to thank all of those who are here and those who are not here that may have prayed for me, thought of me and provided a pat on the back. If I had a 1000 tongues, I still could not thank all of you enough - God has been good to me and I am blessed."

Samaritan's Purse has been one of several organizations working with Winston Strong to assist people in returning to their homes in the aftermath of the storm.

Hayes with Ellis Holdiness- local volunteer as she is presented with the keys
to her home.