A chainsaw-wielding nun clearing fallen trees after Hurricane Irma is going viral

Nun chainsaw hurricane irmaMiami-Dade Police Department/FacebookSister Margaret Ann clears a road blocked by fallen trees with a chainsaw.

The INSIDER Summary:

  • Sister Margaret Ann is the principal of a high school in West Kendall, Florida, an area affected by Hurricane Irma.
  • She knew the school had a chainsaw in one of its closets, so she used it to start clearing a road blocked by fallen trees.
  • An off-duty officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department captured video of her cleanup efforts in full religious habit, and it’s going viral.

Sister Margaret Ann practices what she preaches.

“We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don’t think of yourselves,” the principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in West Kendall, Florida, told CNN. “That’s what I wanted to do.”

Sister Margaret Ann’s school is closed while Florida recovers from the record-breaking Hurricane Irma that slammed into the state over the weekend. In the meantime, though, she’s wasting no time helping with recovery efforts.

When fallen trees blocked a road in the aftermath of the storm, Sister Margaret Ann dug a chainsaw out of one of the school’s closets and began clearing the way.

The sight of a nun in full religious habit wielding a chainsaw caught the attention of an off-duty officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department, who shared photos and a video on social media.

“As we recover from #HurricaneIrma, these acts of kindness remind us all that we are #OneCommunity in #MiamiDadeCounty!” the department wrote on their official Facebook page, followed by a string of praying hand emojis. “Thank you Sister and all of our neighbours that are working together to get through this!”

The post is going viral across social media as people admire her determination to help her community.

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