Dear Hurricane Florence,
You sure do know how to mess things up. You are a very messy girl. Bad girl! We sure hope you don't come once a month. Please stay away forever. Have you seen the destruction you've caused? There are no products on the market to soak up the mess you've made. People just have to let it flow. You are disliked by many. Go away.
We thought we'd add a little silliness to all of this tragedy folks. Yes, it is a serious and devastating situation, but we've learned that people most affected by such a disaster are looking for something positive, a light at the end of the tunnel. They need people like us, like you, to bring smiles to their faces. We hope we've brought that at the least.
We spent some time in New Bern, North Carolina helping people clean up the mess that Hurricane Florence left. We cried. We cried a lot. Everyday we went back into the same communities and we cried even more. The streets are lined with trash. No one has a mailbox anymore because they're all covered up. The smell. The smell is telling a story, one that will never be forgotten. And to imagine what people are feeling that have been directly affected by this storm--our sadness doesn't even compare.
Our bus conversion had no say in our decision to spend time in New Bern. The Sol Bus was put on hold.
To all of the people affected by Hurricane Florence, please know that we care. People do care. People are there to help. We know you've lost everything, but look up. Keep your hearts warm. Everything will be okay.
The Sol Bus loves you. We are sending strength your way! #NewBernStrong #NoMoFlo