We did what we could, with so many people in need. The homemade sandwiches and iced Coke-a-colas provided by the neighbors refreshed us while we toiled. The volunteers, little boys, teenagers, and the elderly, [we all pulled together], all concentrated to drag limbs from where they were cut to where they needed to be. We were all just ordinary citizens pulling together as a team. All present were accepted and welcomed, [comradries] no names or salutations exchanged, we were instant friends, all too busy, trying to help each other and to do the right thing. We responded and gave it all we had, [we all had heard the tornado sirens and seen the news] Armed with our chainsaws, pole saws, wheelbarrows, and plastic. [I still need to get the mega-blower!] we ventured into the devastation of Midtown Memphis. 350,000 homes without electricity in the city. With profit on my mind, humility in my soul, I had a very rewarding day in so many ways.