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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Remembering April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak

(Republished)

This morning at 7 am I got five calls from the office. The server was down, the telephone was down, and several computers had no power. There was a hint of frustration and anxiousness behind these calls from people who wanted to get their work done in a timely manner.

I must admit, there was a small part of me that was irked by 5 calls about a problem I could not solve from my home. (I was walking the dog near my home, many miles away from the office). The best I could do was to phone in instructions on where the backup power supply was, how to turn on the server, etc.

When I arrived, we were partially revived with phones and server. Many of the specialty programs I have written for the operation of our business were not functioning, and there was the natural annoyance that is caused by a disturbance in our routine. Things weren't running smoothly, and we didn't like it.

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But we all, each one of us, are aware that these are merely tiny, tiny obstacles compared to the disruption, pain and confusion that was to follow this day, one year ago, when the tornado outbreak caused so much damage across the state of Alabama (and of course, in other states).

There are people still trying to recover even today, and we have to remember that. Yes, there were members of the team at Service Care and their families that were touched by the devastating effects of the tornadoes, but on the whole we were spared the worst, and we are thankful.

But we are also mindful of those that were not spared, and remember them this day.

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 4:38 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:39 PM
Categories: Birmingham, Community, Miscellaneous, Weather

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January Tornado Victims

All of our hearts here at Service Care go out to those affected by the recent Tornado damage and devastation. We are saddened by your losses and wish you a speedy recovery.

We love this great state, but you have to respect the unpredictable and sometimes very dangerous weather conditions we endure. Hopefully, this is the last of the severe tornados we'll see this season.

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 5:58 PM
Categories: Weather

Friday, April 29, 2011

Delivery of water donation from Girl Scout troup # 521

Service Care delivers water from Girl Scout Troop 521 to Tornado Relief 2011

Service Care delivering a pallet of water to the Church of The Highlands on Grants Mill for victims of the April tornado damage.

This water was paid for and provided by the wonderful girls of Girl Scout Troop # 521.

The forklift operator at the church was very good, considering our pallet of water was unbalanced and threatening to fall over. (You can't see me but I'm pushing on the back side of the pallet).

Currently we're in the planning stage of working on more donations to help out, as quickly as we can.

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 2:17 PM
Edited on: Friday, April 29, 2011 2:36 PM
Categories: Birmingham, Community, Company, Miscellaneous, Weather

Thursday, April 28, 2011

After the storm, 04/28/2011, Service Care

A series of terrible storms have caused terrible devastation in the great state of Alabama. We have been witness to destroyed homes and businesses, but we have also seen the courage and determination of the people who call Alabama their home.

Service Care is open today, and will be contacting our customers by cell phones as our main office phones are down (AT&T has declared a state of emergency for the area). If you have power and we can get to you, and you still need service, we will be taking care of you.

Service Care's employees are all praying for those who suffered damages and loss in this terrible series of storms, especially those who have lost loved ones. We are working hard to restore our telephones so that we may do what we can to help out our neighbors.

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Service Care TV & Appliance Repair's Vice President, Toxey McDavid
Posted by Toxey McDavid at 8:47 AM
Categories: Birmingham, Community, Company, Miscellaneous, Weather