Jon & I took a drive today through the Cedar Rapids downtown area, the Time Check neighborhood (one of the hardest hit areas in CR and one of the poorest) and Czech Village. To say that it is heartbreaking and devastating is an understatement. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life and hope not to see anything like this ever again. We feel useless coming home to our nice house in the country where we have so much and so we are searching for ways that we can get involved. One way is to hook up with Serve The City in Cedar Rapids and sign up to volunteer. So if you are in the area we are asking that you might consider doing this. If you can’t help now, at least sign up because relief efforts will be needed for a very long time. If you aren’t in the area, we would ask that you at least pray for the victims of the floods, both those that lost their homes and their businesses.