"If you’ve seen one flood, you’ve seen them all. If you’ve seen one tornado or earthquake, you’ve seen them all.”
It is people’s stories that inspire the Rev. F. Thomas Hazelwood, the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s executive in charge of domestic disaster response in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
“I get immune to looking at the debris piles,” Hazelwood said. “But I never am immune to people’s stories -- how they are transformed by the outpouring of love by The United Methodist Church. … It’s their story behind that pile of debris that makes the difference and that really touches our lives.”