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From Morgan Co., AL: Thanks, Bob Barnes, Adair Co., KY people has received the following from Julie A White Executive Director Morgan County Legislative Delegation at, who gives a moving account a chapter in the long chronicles of The Adair County Way in action, cementing a new bond between the local community and the wonderful, courageous folks of Morgan County, AL.
This act of kindness is rarely seen in our day in time; however, the community of Columbia, KY will always be remembered for their amazing outreach to the communities in Alabama they so dearly touched. -JULIE A. WHITE

By Julie A White, Executive Director Morgan Co., AL, Legislative Delegation

On May 2, 2011 Mr. Bob Barnes of Columbia, KY was driving to Alabama with donated funds from the community of Columbia, supplies and equipment aboard his trailer. He was on a mission to assist the victims of the tornado that devastated our area on April 27, 2011.

Not knowing exactly where the Lord would lead him, he listened to the radio while driving and praying for the Lord to show him what path to take. As he drove he heard Alabama State Representative Micky Hammon on the Dale Jackson Show discussing the devastation in the area and giving our Legislative phone number on the air for anyone who needed assistance.

Mr. Barnes called our office and told us his story-- how his community of Columbia had collected supplies and funds -- he was on his way to assist.

Mr. Barnes arrived at our office within an hour or so with backhoe in tow. What a blessing! I am writing to tell you how the funds were used and how your community touched the lives of the victims of this terrible tornado out-break.

The cash he delivered to the Morgan County Legislative Delegation Office was used to help a family of three young children who were being raised by their grandparents. The grandparents perished in the storm and the three children were left with nothing. Since that time the children have been placed with the other set of grandparents. Such a tragic situation but the community of Columbia, KY was able to assist these children.

A portion of the funds were delivered by Representative Micky Hammon to an elderly man who lost everything in Tanner, AL. Representative Terri Collins provided gift cards for families in need and Alabama State Senator Arthur Orr delivered a portion of the funds to one of the most devasted areas, the community of Hulaco, AL.

This act of kindness is rarely seen in our day in time; however, the community of Columbia, KY will always be remembered for their amazing outreach to the communities in Alabama they so dearly touched.

Thank you to Columbia, KY and to Mr. Bob Barnes -

-Morgan County Legislative Delegation

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