PIEDMONT, OK - Guy McClintock lost his wife in December of 2010. On May 24th, almost five months to the day that he said goodbye to her he found himself underground in his storm cellar as an EF5 tore through their home above, its deafening roar ceasing as quickly as it started. As he emerged from the safety of his shelter he saw that the home that he and his wife Jurhee had shared their lives in had been swept away into the trees and with it all the precious memories that they had spent a lifetime collecting.
The task of recovering possessions that were strewn across his property and hanging in the trees was overwhelming for Guy. Though he would never ask for help he truly needed someone to stand beside him. Thanks to a request from one of his daughters in California via stormHOPE.org an army of volunteers soon came to stand with him and help him sift through the debris. Each day they recovered more and more precious memories among the ruins and in the process became friends. This is a tribute to Guy, his wife Jurhee and all his new friends who prove that the people of Oklahoma are there for one another and will stand by you in times of need.