"I think I fell asleep for about a half hour off and on, on the floor at the Walgreens," Godwin said. "The people there were great."
When Michelle Sollicito of Marietta arrived home after picking up her children at school, barely beating Tuesday's traffic congestion, she realized many of her friends were stranded and in need of help.
The girls couldn't help stuck cars and didn't have food or drink to offer, but they spent their time attempting to cheer up frustrated drivers.
Many members turned to the page in desperation.
By Thursday afternoon, the group had more than 55,000 members.
Sollicito called 911, but law enforcement and public safety officials couldn't reach the woman.
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Hundreds found their vehicles unable to climb icy hills or gain traction on slippery slopes. Many abandoned their cars and embarked on Nike Cortez Qs 72 long treks to find shelter.
"The very first thing I saw that made me know it wasn't going to be horrible, there were some girls walking down Mimosa and just checking on people," Godwin said.
Jerry Godwin of Marietta bought about 500 pounds of sand out of his own pocket to spread along the intersection of Old Canton and Roswell roads and helped push dozens of vehicles to safety.
"I got on the Internet to find out what was going on, and it was very clear that a lot of my friends had husbands who were stuck out there.
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MARIETTA If traffic nightmares typically bring out the worst in metro Atlanta drivers, Tuesday was a welcomed exception producing countless unsung heroes who braved the winter elements in Cobb to help stranded strangers.
"No one could get to her so one of the guys in the group had a four wheel drive and chains on his truck, so he went out and found her," Sollicito said.
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"One guy just came up to my truck and said, 'Hey do you need anything? I've got drinks in my house and you're welcome to them,'" Godwin said.
Though most members Thursday shifted their focus to writing about their experiences after the fact, Sollicito said the group had a different story to tell during the thick of Womens Nike Cortez Nylon Shoes
"I just don't feel like people should be in that situation," Godwin said.
When Sollicito shared the story, a stranger immediately set out to help the woman.
"I guess they told their friends and they all told their friends, and I guess it all snowballed," Sollicito said.
Elderly wheelchair bound motorists and passengers were rescued by good Samaritans with heavy duty four wheel drive trucks and snow chains. Strangers came to the aid of a pregnant woman experiencing contractions. Business owners stayed late, employees volunteering to help off the clock, allowing the weary and hungry to seek refuge and eat from store shelves. Tuesday, employees and parents hit the roads hoping to outrun the worst of the snow. What they saw was a gridlocked highway system in Cobb and thousands of other drivers attempting the same nearly impossible feat.
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A woman eight months pregnant and having contractions pleaded for help after spending more than 12 hours in her vehicle. Not only did she go into labor, but she also cared for her 3 year old son who sat in the back of her car.
Still, he points to the individuals who helped him as the real heroes.
But many were hard to reach, even for public safety personnel.
Another man approached Godwin's vehicle offering to help in whatever way he could.
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