Saturday, October 08, 2005

Hamshire VFD survival celebration


Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Volunteers help organize the distribution of food and supplies at the Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department station in Hamshire on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005. The station provided food and supplies to the local community before outside donations began to arrive.


Volunteer firefighter Huey Abshire (left) and the Rev. Joe Constantine prepare an inflatable bounce house for a community celebration of survival next to the volunteer fire department in Hamshire. The community used the fire station as a collection and distribution point after Hurricane Rita hit two weeks ago.


Ken Revel (left) and Ervin Dennis, both of Victoria, Texas, prepare chicken for a community celebration of survival next to the volunteer fire department in Hamshire. A Victoria church paired with a Hamshire church to provide recovery support for the last two weeks.


Matthew McCall, 7, catches his balance on an inflatable slide during a community celebration of survival next to the volunteer fire department in Hamshire on Saturday, October 8, 2005. The community used the fire station as a collection and distribution point after Hurricane Rita hit two weeks ago.


 

2 comments:

newsphotoken said...

Mark,

The Longview (Texas) News-journal has a photo opening. I am looking to move on from the paper that I am at right now and I was wondering what, if anything you know about that paper. I used to live in Copperas Cove, Texas and I understand that Texas is a BIG state, so you may not know anything about Longview. but, you probably know more than I do.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ken

Mark M. Hancock said...

I don't know the paper itself. I know they have a good football team. :-)

I'd run any offer through the "negotiate a good staff job" post before accepting a job, but there's no harm in applying. Make sure it's what you want and is a step forward instead of backward.

If you want to shoot pro football each Sunday, I doubt it's the place to be. If you want to tell stories, then the stories will be wherever you go.

I can promise it has more trees than Copperas Cove. ;-}