Community comes together after storm

Published 11:09 pm Thursday, August 13, 2015

After the recent disaster that hit Troy in the form of a tornado, it is obvious that Troy is a community that sticks together, especially in times of need. Members of the community, as well as businesses step up when things need to be done.
While Walmart has been closed, the other grocery stores have been packed to the brim. Those workers have accommodated for the needs of Troy by scheduling more workers, opening more grocery lanes and stocking their shelves fuller than ever before to make sure that the people of Troy get anything that they need.
Troy Bank & Trust donated $1,000 to Pike Liberal Arts School Thursday to help with clean up and damage repairs. While the damage to Walmart and Hibbetts in the forefront of everyone’s mind, TB&T did not overlook the damages made to PLAS, and set an example of how to give back to their community.
Even when disaster doesn’t strike, the community is always willing to lend a helping hand. I Choose Life Ministries, a new outreach group in Troy, will be bagging groceries at those stores this weekend. Yes, it is during a busy time for the grocery stores, and they will be helping out tremendously. But that was a plan before the tornado took us all by surprise. Now it will be an even bigger blessing to not only the customers, but to the workers because they will help with all of the overflow of customers.
Members of I Choose Life Ministries will be stationed at both Piggly Wiggly locations, Ingram’s Curb Market and Food World, assisting with bagging groceries and helping customers get those bags to their cars.
Life-changing events don’t have to happen to bring this community together; however, it is an incredible reminder of how supportive this community is at all times. Whether it’s for education, business, recreation or anything else, the Pike County community has always stood together hand-in-hand to take on whatever comes our way.

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