During the Flood of 2016, we were inundated with photos of the devastation all over the Arklatex from Lake Bistineau, Caddo Lake, Red River and all over, but some of the pictures that stuck out the most were from the quiet little neighborhood of Tall Timbers near Haughton, La.

And one of the homes you saw regularly was that of Buzz and Marie Kemper.  It was a total loss for the couple who'd called this home for over 40 years.

We received numerous nominations for this loving and caring couple just like this from their daughter Tanya:

There is truly not enough space here to tell all the reasons I would nominate my parents! They are truly a wonderful role model to live by. My parents have worked hard all their lives to save for retirement and own a home, now they have lost everything!!! They had 6ft of water in their home and were not able o salvage anything!!! They raised my brother and I to always put God first and help others. The morning of the flood my dad was rescuing the neighbors dogs and helping with their kids......They have always put others before themselves, I cannot think of anyone more deserving than my parents!!! Thank you so much!

This one's from Jeff Jarrell:

I am nominating the Kempers because they have always been there for me accepting me as part of the family since I was 6 months when she babysat me. Buzz and Marie have been my parents for the past 27 years. Buzz was in the military and is retired from Swepco and loves his bird dogs. Because of the flood he has had to sell some of his bird dogs after carrying the dogs on his shoulders to save their life. We just found out that they will not be able to move back on their home. They have always helped others and I want to get help for them. Pictures can be found on channel 3 and 12. Their house is the first one when you come into Tall Timbers on the left. The flood waters was up to their roof.


And this one from their neice Brooke Kitchen:

This is my Aunt & Uncle. They are both retired & in their 70s & have lost their home over 40+years to the flood. Their insurance is giving them the run around about coverage etc. They not only lost their home & many animals but more importantly memories, photos that can't be replaced. They are the most amazing people & would help anyone in need. Now that they are in need I feel they deserve this & more.

Sounds like the Kempers have certainly instilled a legacy of love and because of this, we were only too  happy that we could extend the love from so many Kiss Country listeners and Home Federal Bank in the form of a little financial assistance.

We're excited to give the Kempers a check in the amount of $1,500 from the funds raised through Flood Me With Love!

On behalf of the Kempers, THANK YOU for your donations!  Just listen to the call we made to Buzz this morning.  Truly humbled by this generosity, he sounds like such an awesome man!

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