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She Survived Two Disasters in One Week

Even though Maria survived the tornado that hit her apartment building, she had only 48 hours to move all her belongings out of the condemned building – or lose everything. See what happened when she turned to God for help. Read Transcript


Reporter: MANY PEOPLE LOST EVERYTHING

AFTER TORNADOES HIT

THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA.

MARIA'S APARTMENT WAS ONLY DAMAGED,

BUT SHE, TOO, WAS IN DANGER

OF LOSING EVERYTHING SHE

OWNED.

YOU HAVE UNTIL

SATURDAY -- YOU HAVE TWO

DAYS TO, LIKE, MOVE OUT.

TWO DAYS!

Reporter: MARIA'S

BUILDING WAS CONDEMNED, AND

SHE WAS GIVEN 48 HOURS TO

MOVE.

MARIA LIVES ALONE AND KNEW

THERE WAS NO WAY SHE WOULD

MOVE HER FURNITURE AND

BELONGINGS BY HERSELF.

I'M NOT KNOWING WHAT I

CAN DO, BUT I'M TRYING TO

STAY POSITIVE BECAUSE I

REMEMBER GOD SAYING, I'M

WITH YOU.

Reporter: HELP WAS ON

THE WAY.

ALL THIS GROUP SHOWED UP,

AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE, WOW,

10, 15 PEOPLE SHOWED UP.

EVERYBODY KNEW WHAT TO DO.

EVERYBODY WAS HELPFUL.

WE HEARD ABOUT MARIA'S

DEADLINE.

AND WE KNEW THERE WAS GOING

TO BE A LOT OF LOGISTICS,

AND SO WE SENT A LOT OF

PEOPLE TO PACK UP HER DISHES

AND ALL OF HER BELONGINGS.

Reporter: AND MARIA

FOUND A PLACE TO LIVE WITH A

FAMILY FRIEND.

AND WITH THE HELP OF

"OPERATION BLESSING," MARIA

COULD SAVE HER BELONGINGS

AND MOVE THEM TO A NEARBY

STORAGE FACILITY UNTIL SHE

HAD A NEW HOME TO LIVE IN.

NO MATTER HOW GOOD THESE

HANDS ARE, THEY ARE ONLY TWO

HANDS.

BUT WHEN YOU HAVE TWO HANDS

AND FOUR HANDS AND SIX

HANDS, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT,

YOU CAN DO LOTS OF THINGS.

Reporter: WORK

CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE

AFTERNOON AND THE END OF THE

NIGHT.

WITH THE ELECTRICITY OUT

BECAUSE OF THE TORNADO, THE

FINAL PACKING WAS DONE BY

LIGHT BY BATTERY.

WITH "OPERATION BLESSING"'S

HELP, MARIA MET HER DEADLINE

WITH TIME TO SPARE.

TO HAVE YOU ALL HERE,

"OPERATION BLESSING," IT'S

BEEN LIKE A REAFFIRMATION OF

GOD SAYING, I'M WITH YOU.

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