Love and Prayers

We didn’t have any damage here in Prattville, Alabama…

…but according to news reports, hundreds of people were injured and killed, and many people lost their homes and businesses yesterday.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all the people affected by the devastating tornadoes around the South, and we’ll be joining the relief effort wherever and however we can. (If you or someone you know needs help cleaning up, please let us know and we’ll be there!)

Thanks so much to everyone who sent emails to check on us. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers, and hope that you and yours are safe today too.

Much love,

Kevin & Layla

PS- Also just wanted to mention that you can help the Red Cross provide food, shelter, relief supplies and emotional support to the thousands of people affected by the storms by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. (The $10 donation will be added to your next cell phone bill.)

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  1. Roxanne says

    Thanks for including the info on where to donate. I have family in AL and I am so grateful that they, as well as you and Kevin, were unharmed. Wish I could do more to help those who are in need.

  2. Kim Larson says

    Thanks for the information on donations. I will be keeping all who were affected and all of their families near and far in my prayers! Glad you were safe and did not have any damage!

  3. says

    I’m so very glad to hear the two of you are safe – I was worried!

    My heartfelt prayers to everyone who has been affected.

  4. Cindy says

    Hi Layla and Kevin, I just recently discovered your blog and did not realize you live in Alabama. I live in Oneonta, Alabama and we were blessed to avoid serious damage here as well. Several friends did not fare so well however. So glad to hear y’all are safe. It was an incredibly horrific day and my heart has been so heavy with the deaths and devastation. Yesterday there were long lines of people from the nearby heavily affected areas waiting to buy gasoline and it infuriated me that every gas station in our small town (with the exception of one) had jacked up their prices. Today at our local feed store, they had gotten in a stock of 216 gas powered generators and sold every one before 1:00 this afternoon. Thanks for the Red Cross info! Blessings!

  5. says

    Hey, Layla. Glad things are fine in Prattville. We did not sustain any damage in Birmingham, but our neighborhood was hit in Dadeville on Lake Martin. Our cabin is fine, but there were a couple of deaths down there. Thanks for posting the map, and also for posting the Red Cross donation info.

    Ricki Jill

    PS My heart is still breaking for Tuscaloosa. They still need our prayers with so many folks still missing!

  6. candy says

    Hi Layla & Kevin, longtime follower but never commented before. We just moved to Huntsville from northern Virginia three weeks ago. My daughter is a senior at UA. Fortunately, she had no damage at her place. She came home for a few days and we came to Tuscaloosa on Monday. Her friend is staying with us who lost her house. We saw her neighborhood yesterday and it was just heartbreaking to see. I have never seen such destruction. It is so sad here. I became a facebook friend of Toomers for Tuscaloosa from one of your commentors. They are awesome and helping so much with the relief effort. The Greek system has been fantastic as well. Please conine to keep Tuscaloosa in your prayers, they need all the help they can get.

  7. says

    Thank you! We were okay in our hallway in Tuscaloosa but what we have seen since is devastating but also uplifting as so so so many people from all over the country and state that have come to help out here. Glad y’all were safe as well.