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Volunteers put their own lives on hold to help those impacted by tornado



Little Rock, Arkansas – “Everyone signs up online to come and to serve,” said the team leader for the Samaritan’s Purse, Cliff Dudley.

Dudley claimed that Samaritan’s Purse sends teams to areas in need of assistance when calamity occurs in the United States.

In order to let individuals affected by tragedy know someone cares about them, volunteers put their own lives on wait.

“Our blessing is to be able to serve and we all get to experience that being out here. We drop everything that we are doing. I keep a bag packed. As soon as I get home from Little Rock I’ll have my bag packed ready to go to the next one,” said Dudley.

The volunteers in Dudley’s group, including Zeke Hembree, who has experienced his own life’s storms, all share the same outlook.

“I’m paraplegic from the waist down,” said Hembree.

Hembree claimed he had a hole in his heart from birth.

“When I was 8 months old the doctors went to fix it and had complications from the surgery so that’s what left me paralyzed from the waist down,” said Hembree.

Hembree is able to help people despite his restrictions.

“I think it is amazing that God uses someone as small as me and you know just me in general to be able to do stuff like this and how He has put it on my heart to want to be able to give back,” said Hembree.

Zembree used a tractor constructed especially for him to clear rubbish where he worked.

“A lot of people that are paralyzed could look at it as you know I can not do that? How am I supposed to do that? We look at it as how can I make that happen,” said Hembree, reminding us to be resilient in times of tragedy.