It’s been a few days since Hurricane Matthew left the Lowcountry – but just because it’s gone doesn’t mean that you aren’t dealing with the aftermath. The cleanup for this disaster will take time and patience. Once again, during a trying time, our community came together to be Charleston Strong.

I’d like to say thank you to all of those who worked for our citizens during Hurricane Matthew. To our amazing first responders who braved their own lives, thank you – to their families who braved the storm without their loved ones, we are all grateful for your sacrifice. To everyone who hunkered down at the Emergency Operations Center, seeing everyone work together effortlessly makes me so proud to be in the same room with such devoted people. To all of those working for local governments and agencies, you were integral in all of it.

To everyone who worked at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, hardware stores, the airport and all the other places that help our community, I appreciate your loyalty to our community to stay open and help as many as you can. Thanks to the Arby’s on Greenridge Road who made enough food for the 200+ people working at the EOC. (pic below)

To my family, thank you for supporting me during this time and every day.

Hopefully your home and business faired well during the Hurricane, if not, feel free to┬ácontact me to let me know how I can be of assistance. Hurricane Matthew showed us the power of Mother Nature. It also showed many of us who haven’t endured a hurricane in a while that it’s imperative to be prepared and the importance of evacuation.

Let’s pray we won’t have to deal with another Matthew or hurricane again anytime soon. But if we do, know I will always be there for our community. Thank you, ES

 

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The staff at Arby's on Rivers at Greenridge Rd prepped meals for everyone at the EOC during Hurricane Matthew. Thank you!

The staff at Arby’s on Rivers at Greenridge Rd prepped meals for everyone at the EOC during Hurricane Matthew. Thank you!