For some, a bad storm is just a good excuse to help others.
Tuesday on “The Daily Briefing,” Fox News reporter Todd Piro spoke with a good Samaritan identified only as “Ronnie,” who said his trip to Wilmington, North Carolina, for Hurricane Florence marks the third massive storm he’s braved to help the local homeless population.
He previously traveled to New Orleans in 2005 for Hurricane Katrina and he also helped out in his home town 0f Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, when Hurricane Hugo ripped through the coastal city in the 1989.
Ronnie described the homeless youth population, many of whom end up further displaced when hurricanes and tropical storms come through, as “the forgotten people.”
“What leads me to do this in Wilmington is I wanna go to where the worst of the storm is at, to give people hope — the hope of Jesus Christ — and let people know there is a way to start over again,” he told Piro.
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When asked why he chose to travel to Wilmington after seeing the devastation left in Hurricane Katrina’s wake, Ronnie told the Fox News journalist that the “stench of human flesh, dying, is a horrific thing.”
“To see people suffer — it’s such a horrific scene like that,” he explained.
Those living along the East Coast have been told to prepare for the worst as the category 4 hurricane is heading toward the American shoreline. The storm is expected to make landfall somewhere between Virginia and North Carolina sometime between Thursday and Friday.