Conservative political columnist Benny Johnson visited East Palestine residents impacted by the devastating train derailment and release of toxic chemicals into the environment.
Johnson visited the 20 closest homes to the disaster site in East Palestine.
He gave each home $1,000 dollars to financially assist residents during this environmental crisis.
It’s a shining example that Americans don’t need the government to provide assistance when our neighbors need help.
“We took all our social media revenue and gave it to the people most affected by the toxic explosion in East Palestine. These reactions say it all. We don’t need to wait for the government to help out our fellow Americans in need,” Johnson tweeted.
“We wanted to come here and give a little money to people to help out. Say that we’re sorry that this happened to you. We don’t need anything from you. Just wanted to say we love you,” Johnson told an East Palestine resident.
“We’re here today. We’ve identified the 20 homes closest to that toxic burn and we’re going to walk up to those homes and we’re going to hand them a thousand bucks. And we’re going to say we’re sorry this happened. We don’t need the government to come in and save us or help us out. We the American people can help each other out. That’s the way it’s supposed to be,” Johnson explained.
One man with a rail car in his backyard explained that he hasn’t spoken with anyone from the railway company. He commented that they’re all hiding.
Another man who is moving due to the train derailment said the $1,000 would help cover his first month’s rent.
One woman said there hasn’t been much assistance since the train derailment.
One man initially wouldn’t accept the cash because others needed it more than him.
However, Johnson asked the gentleman to pay it forward since he knows the community better than he does.
“God will bring that person on your path,” Johnson commented.
“At this point our social media community has done more for East Palestine Ohio than the entire Biden Administration. A little can go a long way when people feel hopeless. Love thy neighbor,” Johnson tweeted.
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At this point our social media community has done more for East Palestine Ohio than the entire Biden Administration.
A little can go a long way when people feel hopeless.
Love thy neighbor.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 20, 2023
While Benny Johnson sets a shining example of Americans helping their neighbors in times of need, Biden is visiting Ukraine.
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FEMA initially denied disaster relief to East Palestine residents but reversed course after Donald Trump announced his planned visit to the community this week.
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