Mannford, Oklahoma is beginning the slow recovery from the wild fires that swept through the area over the weekend.
I'm starting to find out about friends who have suffered complete loss.
Meet Keith Taylor, a morning news anchor for News Channel 8 in Tulsa.
He & his family live west of Mannford on Speck Wright Road.
I know his family because I had two of his daughters in my class.
They lost their home in the wildfire.
Here is an emotional video of him talking about his loss.
Click on picture to see video.
I also found out that one of my former students, April, lost her home in the fire.
Here is her post on Facebook yesterday morning.
"It's 4 am and I can't sleep. I can't stop thinking of what we are going to do, where we will go, what we lost. Noah's school clothes and supplies, all Elijah's new baby stuff, yearbooks, pictures, memorabilia from friends, brothers, grandparents, parents, home videos all gone. It's a snowball of emotions I pray for sleep and peace. Tomorrow we are going back to see the damage."
This is all that remains of here home.
It breaks my heart.
My Hubby told me this morning that one of his co-workers lost her home.
I'm sure we will be hearing other stories of loss as the days go by.
Please pray for everyone who lost so much.
Many did not have insurance.
If you can give to the Red Cross.
Click on picture for link.