Apalachicola, FL (October 31, 2018) - Hurricane Michael struck on October 10 and caused disruption to many in the Florida Panhandle, especially children. It has affected school schedules, home life (some no longer have a home) and even fun “holidays.” On this Halloween day, The Salvation Army command based out of Apalachicola decided to spread some fun with Halloween candy.
Besides providing hot meals from the mobile feeding units (canteens), Adeline Carlton and Colene Bowman made treat bags for the children. Roy Fisher and Jerri Salley handed out treat bags as well as fun stickers to the kids. Every child who received a treat bag was excited and the parents were especially grateful for the gesture of kindness.
On Wednesday morning, prior to the crews’ meeting, the Incident Management Team walked into the meeting to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. It was a fun moment for all. As the teams return to the base camp on Wednesday evening, they each receive their own treat bag with a cookie, a bit of candy and a nice little note of appreciation for serving with such great attitudes and spreading the love of Christ.
During times of disaster, sometimes providing a little touch of something special goes a long way toward the healing process and taking just a bit of stress away, even if for a few minutes with a bag of candy and some stickers.