On Nov 8, our home was destroyed by fire. As the firefighters of Effingham County worked to save our home, our next door neighbor’s yard began to fill with other neighbors and family.
They comforted me as I stood there watching my home burn. We were offered a place to stay, clothes, food and money. Over this past week I have come to learn what a great county I live in.
We have a 4-year-old and he is our main concern. It is hard to explain to a child why we live in a different house, what happen to his books and trucks. The citizens of this community helped us by replacing his clothes, toys and books.
I hope that some of them will be able to read this and know that our family is going to be OK because they cared enough to help us see the light at the end of this dark tunnel.
We lost everything but have gained so much more. You cannot put a value on items of the heart, they are lost forever. Materialistic things can be replaced.
Hug your love ones a little tighter today.
Marty, Kay and Colt Jenkins