Thursday, January 26, 2012

A picture of America!

Here is a picture of one of the things that makes the United States of America different from anywhere else!  The kids shown here are Explorer Scouts who volunteer their time and talent working with the Clanton Alabama Police Department as law enforcement interns.  No pay, no glory, no thanks - just the satisfaction of learning that service to others offers the highest reward of any endeavor.

So what is the point?  Simply this!  Central Alabama was struck this week by a tornado that crossed our state leaving death and destruction in it's wake.  It came within less than a quarter mile of our offices and residence.  The damage was unbelievable!  Yet within just a few days, basic services were resumed, provisions had been made for the needy, the debris has now mostly been cleared, and things are gradually returning to normal.

What made all this possible?  Organized, trained VOLUNTEERS played a vital part in all phases of a response to the unexpected.  You rarely hear about them.  To be sure, the national disaster relief organizations such as the Salvation Army and the Red Cross were there, but so were average Americans who took the time to help others.  We are thankful for people like these.  They are GOOD!  They could be better with the aid of affordable and efficient communications.  We think we have a solution to that need.  If you would like to know more, please visit  Thank you!