Charlesetta Williams has been known to school children in JISD for about 20 years, up until the time she retired in 2013. She’s been a lifelong resident of Marion County, at Smithland, for 75 years. To others of you, she is also the lady who took a ride during the recent tornado after seeking shelter in her bathtub.
Pictures of what little remained of her home were printed in the newspaper the following week, as well as being interviewed on the local television news reports.
Even after the bumps and bruises that the storm dealt her, she cannot rebuild her life and her home with some assistance.
According to one of her grand-daughter’s, Alexis, “It was nobody but God. While some members of the community were blessed to have their homes and personal property spared, my grandmother house was destroyed beyond livable conditions which is why our family is asking the entire community to come together to show support as my grandmother goes through this temporary storm. Let’s show her that she is not alone!”
Alexis added, “I believe that God is in control, and our prayers will be heard! Your prayers and support will give my grandmother the opportunity to rebuild her life quickly and in a way that will bring her the most comfort during these very difficult times. May God bless you, and may His face shine upon you. I’ve had quite a few people ask us, ‘What can we do to help?’ .”
A Gofundme Account was one way that people are trying to help. Other activities have been planned to also help supplement the donations. The link is: https://www.gofundme.com/help-tornado-survivor-rebuild-home
The family has a fundraising event planned for February 11 at the Smithland Volunteer Fire Department, located…
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