For only the second time since 1950, an EF-4 tornado touched down in Dallas County, TX, which has an intensity between 166-200mph. The devastation is shocking, with the towns of Garland and Rowlett suffering the most damage. Eleven individuals lost their lives and the only thing more surprising than the death toll is how powerful the storm really was. Cars were sucked off of the road and thrown over overpasses, their drivers still inside.
Jared Guynes, a local social media manager and owner of a local Texas arcade, has been chronicling the destruction. He posted several photos on Facebook of the damage, which were originally taken by WFAA-TV. The following are a selection of those photos:
Over 6,000 people are still without power and many of those no longer have a kitchen in which to make meals for their families. Enter the Christian fast food chain Chick-fil-A.
Traditionally the restaurants are closed on Sundays, the Christian Sabbath, which the faithful are encouraged to rest and attend Church services. The restaurant chain has come under severe pressure by the left-wing media and organizations for their adherence to Christian faith, especially in light of the founder and owner’s view on gay marriage.
As an exception to their normal rules governing when the restaurants are open, at least one store in the area, in Rockwall, was seen by Guynes out delivering food in the early morning hours to first responders and those most severely affected by the storms. Guynes posted the picture (above) of the delivery truck in order to give the chain positive publicity, which they never sought out. Despite that, the post has been shared over 17,000 times.
The restaurant workers and owner were simply doing their Christian duty to help the needy. While the chain isn’t allowed to be open for business on Sundays, they are allowed to do good deeds like this. Those facts, of course, didn’t stop haters on the thread from pillorying the chain for its Christian beliefs, which, of course, was why it was out making deliveries to those in need in the first place.
This isn’t a surprise for anyone who knows anything about the chain. One woman commented:
I’m a paramedic and when Hurricane Ike hit I went and worked the coast. We ate Subway for days because you just had to keep it cold. On the 5th day Chick Fil A opened and a citizen dropped 40 sandwiches off at our station. It was the best hot sandwich I’ve still ever had. Lol.
Just an FYI we are franchise owners of a Chick-fil-A.: The rule is we are not open for business on Sunday. But this is a totally different thing. – this is not for profit this is to help the people that need it. That’s what’s important,and I’m not at all surprised reading this