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Remembrances

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I met this 69 year old woman while working with All Hands Volunteers helping to clear debris from her home in Gatlinburg Tennessee which had been destroyed by the wildfire last November. I found the teapot she is holding while sifting through the ashes of her home looking for any objects that might be salvageable. She told me that she gave it to her mother as a gift when she was eight years old. She was so appreciative and thankful that we found this little teapot. That I was able to salvage such a precious memory for her makes all of the hardship of disaster relief work worth it all. I will treasure my conversation with her for a long, long time.

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2 responses

  1. There is always so much heart and humanity in your images. So naturally you would be a disaster volunteer…Kudos

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    January 15, 2017 at 1:06 PM

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