They knelt in prayer and grief. A dozen brave, dedicated, selfless firefighters and rescue personnel in Wilmington, NC were heartbroken on sight. A mother and her 8-month old baby girl were killed when a tree crashed through their house during Hurricane Florence. The father was severely injured and rushed to the hospital. Upon completion of their agonizing task, the first responders were captured in a photo kneeling in a circle of prayer. Within hours, the image went viral and millions felt their anguish.
Suffering and heartache are rampant here in the Carolinas now. It will take many months and even years for people to recover from the devastation. This part of the country has been my home for many years and my heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in need. I know that everyone at INR joins me in that circle of prayer. To all our customers and colleagues who have worked with us for so long, we wish you Godspeed in your recovery.