Over the Labor Day weekend, the East Coast was hit with one of the strongest storms in recent memory.
Hermine made landfall on Florida, rocking the state with storm surge and powerful winds. It continued up the East Coast, slamming Northern states with storms up until Monday.
As is the usual case, residents across Florida began the slow process of clean up and repair. Homes would have to be fixed, as well as cars, streets, and infrastructure.
It’s hard work and every bit helps.
So it comes as no surprise that a certain someone would show up to held a hand.
From Independent Journal:
The group Florida for Trump — which runs the candidate’s campaign in the state — shared details of the situation on Facebook, writing, in part:
“Today the North Florida Trump RV gathered bottled water, diapers, gatorade and more to provide assistance to residents of Panacea, FL in Wakalla County (NorthWest Region).
With the assistance of veterans and law enforcement, the Trump RV traveled into one of the hardest hit areas of rural Florida, canceling planned campaign stops to provide help to local NW Floridians. This fishing community will be without power for a few weeks…
Our RV drivers are accustomed to storm areas, being from Mississippi. They helped clear trees and debris from the streets after giving the supplies. The community was very appreciative for the supplies as there were only three cases of water prior to our arrival. There was no press or media involved and all heart and concern.”
With such a tight election as we’re seeing this year, campaign staff need to work overtime to maintain their lead. To detour from their expected plans to lend a hand could certainly hinder the Trump campaign’s schedule. They might miss out on key opportunities to reach voters.
Yet they made the detour anyway, no doubt with approval from Trump himself, just to help out the locals. The extra water and supplies would go a long way in helping these people rebuild after the storm.
The act of giving also reminds them they are not alone. There is leadership who is willing to help them. Not for votes or approval, but because it’s the right thing to do.
Source: Independent Journal