From the devastation left by Hurricane Irma that tore through the state of Florida, countless emergency services, rescuers, and volunteers have been working diligently to pull the state back together. Among them is a chainsaw-wielding nun fearlessly cutting tree limbs knocked down by the storm.
Sister Margaret Ann, the principal at Archbishop Coleman F. Carrol High School in West Kendall, Florida, obtained the chainsaw from a room in her school, and selflessly decided to get to work. Even the strong winds she was battling in the small neighborhood didn't stop her from completing the task at hand.
In an interview with CNN, she stated, "There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out. We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don't think of yourselves. That's what I wanted to do. The community will come out and help us. That's what we do. It's good." No matter what, Sister Margaret Ann was determined that she was going to lend a helping hand and do her in part in any way she could find.
An off duty officer captured footage of the nun as she wore work gloves and a black apron over her habit. When he told Sister Margaret Ann that the police would come and take care of all the debris, she merely replied: “It's going to take them too long, it's dangerous, people are going to get hurt here."
“Sister Margaret Ann in action. Thank you to all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this! We are #MiamiDadeStrong,” the Miami-Dade Police Department Twitter account captioned their clip.
Some even tweeted thanking Sister Margaret Ann.
way to go sister!— Mike Fotenopulos (@mrfot) September 13, 2017
A Nun with a chainsaw! 😄 Right on! 🙌Just awesome! 👍👍💗— Ginger B (@ginger_bruner) September 12, 2017
Nuns with chainsaws... Now that's America! Thank U Sister!!— Jaime P Gomez (@ActorJaimeGomez) September 13, 2017
Something definitely has to be said about seeing a nun with a chainsaw, and according to CBS Miami, after the word got out about the efforts of Sister Margaret Ann it encouraged others to also pitch in and help clear out the debris in the community. It's so wonderful to see everyone come together in the state’s desperate time of need and restore faith in humanity.
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