By Emily Dusel, Resident and Executive Director of the Lyons Community Foundation
Imagine waking to emergency sirens blaring “flood is imminent, seek higher ground immediately.” Imagine gathering your loved ones and running out of your home, in your pajamas, with no shoes on. Imagine sleeping in the local elementary school gym. Imagine never being able to live in your home again.
For hundreds of our neighbors in Lyons, this story is all too true. Thanks to your generosity, these families can hold on to hope. Thanks to you, they have the strength and resources to begin rebuilding.
Just after receiving their grant money, one grateful family wrote,...