Helping Those In Need
A Tornado, A Newborn and A Fresh Start
By Christine McWhorter
The 700 Club
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CBN.com -- Like any new mom, Amanda Headrick looked forward to bringing her new son home from the hospital. The problem was, she didn’t have a home. Just days before, an F-4 tornado had ripped through Harrisburg, Illinois. Amanda and her 10-year-old daughter were terrified.
“It was just the worst thing in the world. My whole neighborhood was gone. All you seen was flashlights and people screaming, help us help us help us,” remembers Amanda. “I couldn’t imagine going through anything like that again. It was the scariest thing I have ever been through.”
While she was in the hospital, her aunt found a mobile home for the young mom to rent. But it was dirty and in desperate need of repair. Operation Blessing was on the ground in the ravaged town. Amanda’s aunt asked them for help with basic needs like cleaning, paint and maybe some new carpet. Instead of providing just basic repairs,
Operation Blessing completely made over the home, installing new linoleum, and providing a washer, dryer, and furniture. We also designed a brand new nursery, already filled with clothes for the new baby. There’s a room for Trinity, and of course, a beautiful bedroom for Amanda.
“It’s just beautiful in here,” says Amanda. “I never expected anything like this, nothing at all. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
But Operation Blessing had one more gift. The volunteers collected enough money to pay her rent for almost a year.
“This is such a blessing,” says Amanda. “This is such a blessing to me. I don’t know where to begin to thank everybody. But I promise if it’s the last thing I do, one day, some way some how, I will let everyone know how thankful I am, and I will help someone just like you guys have helped me.”
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