Picking up the pieces

Finding work shouldn't be hard. In the aftermath of the storm, as communications have come back up, social media has served as a tool to direct volunteers to the areas that need help the most. In Tuscaloosa, the conversation has switched from how to recover to how to rebuild. Though the disaster has been horrible, there have also been instances of kindness and support.

"It was just neighbors helping neighbors and strangers helping strangers," Hackman said.

For Hackman, Delmar is her hometown but Tuscaloosa is her home. Helping with the recovery is a foregone conclusion. But the entire area is in shambles, and she asked that people here in New York consider making a donation to the Red Cross and keeping those who are still rebuilding in their thoughts and prayers.

Visit alredcross.org to donate. Tuscaloosa is in the Mid-Alabama region.""

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