Nun With a Chainsaw Gets to Work on Hurricane Irma Clean-up
This sister is a class act.
No time for nunsense when there’s work to be done.
People all over Florida are hard at work cleaning up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and there’s one resident who is wasting no time.
Sister Margaret Ann, a principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, southwest of downtown Miami, was spotted with a chainsaw in hand, chipping away at a fallen tree by an off-duty officer at the Miami-Dade Police Department on Tuesday.
“Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.
The chainsaw-wielding nun was moved to clear the tree because it was blocking the road, according to CNN. “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,” she told the news outlet.
The off duty police officer told the nun that the police would come to clear the brush, but she insisted on helping, saying the police would “take too long.”
Plenty of people who saw the police department’s Facebook post are singing the nun’s praises.
“She attends my parish and always has this warm smile with everyone she meets,” wrote Facebook user Annette Zayas. “Sister Margaret Ann practices what she preaches she has a great soul and a great mind,” wrote another user, Ricardo Hernandez.
Some people voiced their concern about operating a chainsaw while wearing loose clothing, but it looks like Sister Margaret Ann has things handled. And will continue to do so.