Saturday, May 05, 2007

Family members are alive!

As I write this, I can't believe that yet again tragedy has struck in the lives of one of our family members. Derrick's cousin Angelique who lives in Greensburg, KS ** correction was made ( I always say Oklahoma for some reason, sorry I sent it out wrong on the email too) they live in Kansas! ** escaped the tornado that tore threw their town last night. The family escaped with literally the clothes on their backs. The family heard the warning siren go off, and quickly left their home and drove to Angiliques work to warn co-workers of the tornado. Angiliques family took cover under a desk, where Angilique held onto her two girls, while her husband laid on top of them. The building was left in shambles. She said it seemed like a freght train was going over the top of them. It seemed to last for 10 minutes, but they believe it was all over within a couple of minutes.

The family has lost everything, their home, their cars, all possessions. There is nothing left of what they used to call home. cnn is reporting that 90% of the town they live in, is gone.

I would like to say I am so happy and thankful that Angilique, Travis and their two little girls are alive! 7 people lost their lives in this tornado, so I praise God that they were able to survive.

I am starting a collection to help out their family. I will be asking churches and other local community businesses and people for donations of giftcards. **** Update 5/6/07 The family is currently staying with their inlaws until other arrangements can be made. I have found out that their is a Walmart in the area for both clothes and food... Visa gift cards can typically be purchased at your bank, that can be used at any store that accepts visa. The grocery store chain in the area is Dillon I am told it is part of Kroger. If you would like to send a gift card, or regular card to show support for the family.**** You can mail it to:

Travis and Angelique Libby

c/o Helen Libby

1653 200th Ave

Lewis, KS 67552

Thank you all for your support. Please lift them up in prayer.


Anonymous said...

Emily, I think Wallmart is really big there and she does alot of shopping there, it's a Wallmart super center. That might be a good place to get a giftcard for her family.

P.S. it's in Kansas not OK. :)

Love, Shannon

The Young Family said...

Shannon, for some reason I always say OK! I do it everytime I talk to Aunt Margeret!

I will change it thank you.