Howard Stewart and his fiancé, Esmeralda Layton were dealt another devastating blow this morning when their mobile home was destroyed by severe weather that ripped through South Mississippi. This is the second time Stewart and Layton have sorted through their belongings having lost everything to Hurricane Katrina five years ago.
"This is a bigger mountain than we are ready to climb," says Stewart, "But, we are lucky to be alive." Stewart was at work when the severe weather came through and Esmeralda was at the gym working out. Both consider this a great blessing after seeing the state of their home.
Both thank the Red Cross for the quick response to their needs. "The Red Cross has made sure we have what we need for the next few days, a place to stay, food, clothing and shoes. It's a big help, we have nothing," says Stewart.
Photo Credit: Megan Burkes/American Red Cross