Born and raised in Oklahoma City… I was there when the tornado devastated Moore on May 3, 1999. I was fortunate to spend the start of my post-high school summer break helping victims pick up rubble of what was once their home. I say fortunate because growing up in Oklahoma, or anywhere tornadoes are prevalent, you realize it could be your home being picked up from the destruction.

It’s difficult to completely grasp the emotion of something like this until you see it with your own eTripCase Volunteeringyes. Neighborhoods leveled, cars flipped upside down, trees uprooted, and not to mention families that are directly affected. It’s heart wrenching…

So when I found out that our TripCase Crew was going to help the Oklahoma tornado victims through our Sabre Give Time Together program less than 24 hours after the storm, it hit home for me. We spent the morning after at the North Texas Food Bank boxing food to be immediately shipped out. It touched me to see all the great people I work with everyday selflessly come together, inspired to help the victims. By the end of the day we contributed to sending 100 boxes of food, weighing 5,469 pounds, to create 4,558 meals. Even though this will help almost 10% of those affected in the town of Moore, it felt like a ton of work and yet, not nearly enough knowing what I’ve seen.

So again, I found myself fortunate to help those in need. And, fortunate to work beside a tremendous group of human beings…

View this Vine video of the TripCase Crew Volunteering at North Texas Food Bank