On November 19, 2008, Family Vision Care was targeted by evil doers. The following events by concerned citizens led to the survival of our business...Paula Crosby's timely call to 911, a quick response by the 911 dispatcher, brave efforts by the Adel Fire Department, and thorough investigation by the Adel Police Department. That night a building was damaged by evil, but a business was saved by Heroes.
We also remember those that helped us rebuild. Jon and Roscoe Register of Best Built Custom Homes, Dr. Jiriaj "Jay" Goberdhan, Billy Greene of Greene's Insurance Agency, Walter Nata of Travelers Insurance, Jerry Permenter and Mayor Richard Barr from the City of Adel, and all of our friends, family, and patients who have supported us through everything.
We dedicate our new building to all of these Heroes.
Tim Sellers O.D and staff
A Special "Thanks" to my family...Traci and Madison, Dad, Mom, Charles, Sue, Bob, Brett for going above and beyond to help us get back to where we are today. We later welcomed Mackenzie almost a year after this terrible event.
My name is Tim Sellers. I live and work in Adel. On January 22, 2023, the neighborhood I reside was hit by a tornado during the evening hours on that Sunday afternoon. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but it caused widespread damage to several homes in the community. There were trees down on homes and across many of the yards. Darkness set in within an hour of the tornado passing through. With the power out, there wasn't any time to accomplish anything that evening.
The next morning, Monday, was another normal workday. Life didn't stop because of what happened, so I performed my normal duties by heading to work. I got home that afternoon and found out many people in our community showed up to help with the clean-up. I was amazed to witness the "call to action" from those individuals willing to help their neighbors out. I didn't even have an opportunity to ask anyone for help. They showed up to work. It was the most amazing display of kindness and generosity.
I spoke to some of the individuals helping out our neighborhood. Many of these gentlemen were doing their job. Subsequently, most of them were paid for their service. There was one group I heard about that showed up to help, but I never got to see or thank them. That was the Cook High Hornet baseball team. Their selfless actions aided in the huge clean-up effort. They were not there because it was their job, they were not there so they could each be paid, and they were not there to seek praise or recognition. Those ball players showed up, they worked, and went home. That was truly a selfless act of kindness and generosity.
On behalf of me and my family, and the other members of my neighborhood who were affected by the storm, we want to offer this gift of sincere gratitude for your service to our hometown and community. Selfless acts of kindness should not go unrecognized. We officially recognize your effort and want to give each player and Coach Beale as a team unit our token for all you gave in the days after the tornado earlier this year. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Never forget to do "acts of kindness" and "community service" throughout your lifetime as your coach Rusty Beale has tried to instill in each of you. I thank God for sending angels to do his work for those in need. God Bless you all.
Tim Sellers and family (Traci, Madison and Mackenzie)
These are the sunglasses we gave all 30 ball players on the Cook High and Cook High Junior Varsity baseball teams for their tremendous act of kindness during our time of adversity after the effects of the tornado that hit our community.