Nun With Chainsaw: The Post Irma Clean Up Crew

Miami is in the process of cleaning up after Hurricane Irma. It is a big project and bringing all sorts of people out to help, including this nun whom is quite handy with a chainsaw.

The sister — Margaret Ann — was cutting away at fallen trees when an off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer spotted her. The law enforcer posted video and images from the scene Tuesday writing:

One of our off duty officers was happy to find Sister Margaret Ann of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School pitching in by cutting trees to clear the neighborhood roadways. As we recover from #HurricaneIrma, these acts of kindness remind us all that we are #OneCommunity in #MiamiDadeCounty! ???? Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this! #MiamiDadeStrong

The school, Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School posted, “We are so blessed to have her and the Carmelite Sisters at our school. We are proud of the example they show for our students and other members of the community every day.”

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‘The phrase “chainsaw-wielding nun” is one we didn’t know we would need to use in the wake of Irma, but it shows the breadth of the work it will take to recover from this storm — in Florida, in neighboring states, and in the Caribbean,’ reports NPR.

This chainsaw-wielding nun is catching the attention of the media.

“The road was blocked, we couldn’t get through,” Sister Margaret Ann told CNN. “And I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall, going off the road. So, there was a need, I had the means — so I wanted to help out.”

Sister Margaret Ann said the chainsaws were in a closet in their school “and they didn’t belong there. They needed to be used.”

By taking on the job the nun tried to embody a lesson they teach their students, which is: “Do what you can to help.”



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