Couple Driving To Help OK Victims
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:15 PM EDT
"We take for granted that our house is always gonna be here," says Steve Freeman of East Flat Rock.
He and his wife Gina have new perspective, through the eye of an Oklahoma tornado.
"And the parents were so frantic looking and hoping their children were alive," Gina says about the tragic images on TV. "We're not promised the next moment the next second or tomorrow. "
Motivation for a road trip nearly a thousand miles away. The Freemans are meeting up with other volunteers with the group Samaritan's Purse in Shawnee, not far from Moore, Oklahoma.
"It's just about the Lord using ordinary people to do extraordinary things," Steve says. "If it had happened to us I'd want someone to be there too."
The Freemans will drive to Oklahoma leave Friday morning. Their plan is to help treasure hunt once they arrive.
"They want us to go in and lift up debris and find anything they have left over. Anything is a memory for them right now," Gina says.
She hopes with the support of fellow Americans, victims will pick up the pieces and stand stronger.
"People get strong when a weakness happens," says Gina. "You either fall flat on your face or you learn to stand."