Hope International is helping Bernie, Missouri families get back on their feet after last week’s storms rolled through the Missouri Bootheel.
“Bernie was hit, and it was very unexpected, you know, the actual disaster part that did happen,” Hope International manager, Kristen Stevens said.
“There are a lot of trees down, roofs were stripped off, and one lady, her house just split in two,” Stevens said. “People weren’t able to get out of their driveways and some of them weren’t able to go get help for themselves.”
“We got the crew together, we got the chainsaws that we had, the rakes just to make the streets accessible,” she said. “We spent a lot of time at the school cutting up trees and hauling that off for them to where the school was accessible for the kids and the parents.”
“We had a bunch of tarps that someone gave to us, so we were able to staple that on a woman’s roof to hopefully save her furniture,” Stevens said.
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