Coworkers help woman rebuild home after Hurricane Michael

Employees at Bay Medical Sacred Heart came together to help their coworker rebuild her home....
Employees at Bay Medical Sacred Heart came together to help their coworker rebuild her home. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Oct. 26, 2019 at 4:24 PM CDT
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For Tina Alliston, coming home after Hurricane Michael meant living in an RV outside her destroyed house.

"We had done what we thought was appropriate right after the storm with the little bit of money we had received, we were trying to do things on our own, and it became very overwhelming," said Alliston.

Thanks to her coworkers at Bay Medical Sacred Heart, one year after the storm, she's getting some much-needed help.

"It's so important to take care of those who take care of others,” said Heath Evans, President, Ascension Sacred Heart Bay.

Evans said their employees are like many in Bay County, struggling to get back to normal after the storm.

"This is a story where they're struggling with an insurance company, as so many in Bay County have struggled with," said Evans.

Evans said, they want anyone who works for them, and needs help, to reach out.

"We're reaching out to all of them and saying 'how can we as your partner and the family you work with every day, how can we help you, and we've helped about five homes already," said Evans.

Alliston said she wants her sons to learn from this; that there are still good people in the world.

"I just don't want them to take all the negativity away that the storm has left for everybody," Alliston said.

She added she feels inspired to keep trying to get their life back to normal.

"I don't know how to say thank you... to the number of friends and strangers and co-workers, who have helped us come back from absolutely nothing,” Alliston said.

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