In 2009, Crystal Galloway started a little paper called Bazooka Paducah. It's kind of Paducah's Nashville Scene. Bella has been edgy, honest, and a voice for those of us who often don't agree with the Mainstream. When the Flood began in our region I started seeing posts on her Facebook organizing help for homes that needed sandbags and getting help to families in need. This grew into a HQ for folks to get help or find out where to help others. Almost overnight she went from Edgy Magazine Gal to a voice helping those impacted by the flood. So a few days ago I had the idea that she needed a little credit for helping. I emailed several people and asked them if they were interested in helping. I had a huge response!!! Everyone wanted to help!!! So we got together a little basket of thanks and presented it to her last night. She had no idea we were doing this. She cried but in a good way. Thank you Bella for all you do!!!
Here is a copy of the letter we gave to her.......
“There is a word - "tutti" with double T, which in Italian means "everybody." So that's the lesson, isn't it? When you set out in the world to help yourself, sometimes you end up helping Tutti.”
On behalf of the PEOPLE of Paducah and the surrounding areas we would like to thank you for helping “Tutti”, EVERYBODY! Sometimes a disaster or tragedy brings out the worst in people but sometimes if you are lucky it brings out the best in people. My dear, this disaster has brought out the best in you! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you have done throughout this flood and all that you continue to do as we move to clean up. We felt you needed a little love yourself so we put together these tokens of our appreciation.
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