Opinion letter in support of Adam Coker
It took a single phone call.
The day after a tornado ravaged East Greensboro, I picked up the phone and called Adam Coker, a personal friend and congressional candidate for House of Representatives District 13.
“Adam, we need your truck and your hands,” I said. Within an hour he showed up to work alongside the others who made their way to the Renaissance Shopping Plaza in Northeast Greensboro to establish a bakeshop and pickup/drop-off point for much-needed supplies and volunteers.
In the early hours of Monday morning, the first people to approach our site had dead cell phones they needed to charge in order to reconnect with loved ones. Adam lifted up the hood of his truck and began running an inverter off the battery. Throughout the day, hundreds of phones were recharged and connections were made to calm the fears of loved ones across town and out of state.
That afternoon, I became aware of friends trapped in the area between Gate City Boulevard and Florida Street. Again, I called Adam who trudged with me through debris and downed power lines to take food and water to people who couldn’t get out of their neighborhoods. Through it all, he was putting out the call for help on Facebook, connecting his friends and followers to the needs of the Eastside. The response was overwhelming.
We need a representative who will be accessible and who will show up and roll up their sleeves to help the most vulnerable in our community. Adam Coker is that candidate and I am proud to support him.