Sheltering In Stormy Times - Part Three
NEWALLA, OK — He's driven a trailer stuffed with supplies hundreds of miles to Oklahoma where a mother and son are still recovering from a tornado that ripped apart their home.When an EF5 tornado tore through their neighborhood, The Meyers family wasn't able to recover much from their Newalla, Oklahoma home. But Siouxland's Bless You Inc., as well as other non-profit organizations in Oklahoma, came together during their time of need.Just a day before Valentine's Day, Georgia Meyers and her son Bobby were handed the keys to their brand new home. "It was a miracle," exclaimed Georgia. "First bedroom here, we'll probably end up using it more as mom's sewing room," said Bobby Meyers as he gave a short tour of their home. With the help of the Christian organization- Samaritan's Purse, the Meyers have everything they need in their three bedroom, two bathroom home. Built from the ground up, it also comes with a tornado shelter. But it wasn't always this way. In May 2013, their previous home, just several hundred feet away, was blown off the foundation. The Meyers lost most of their belongings, clothes, and household items. "It was destroyed in the tornado, so there was just a twisted metal frame left over here," remembered Georgia. Georgia says although it was sad to lose those things, she's grateful, they made it out alive. "God took care of us during the tornado and he took care of us after it," said Georgia. Slowly but surely, she and her son Bobby focused on the positive changes over the last 18 months, living in a travel trailer given by Bless You Inc. "God just knows how to put all those things together. We can't do it but He can," said Duane Drost, President of Bless You Inc. "This was our home for a year and a half," said Georgia. "God has done so much for me in my life. Just be there for other people," said Drost. Bless You Inc. President Duane Drost wants to thank his friends at Good News Community Church. Skip Cannon of Joshua Foundation as well as Samaritan's Purse who both stepped in to help rebuild the lives of these people in the wake of disaster.If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can make checks payable to Bless You Inc and send to: Duane Drost, 2272 140th Ave. Milford, IA 51351.
For more information, visit www.blessyouinc.com