A Catholic nun in Florida is going to work cleaning up the destruction that Hurricane Irma caused as it passed through with an unlikely tool: a chainsaw.
Sister Margaret Ann of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart, who is also principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami-Dade, was filmed by an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer going to work while wearing her habit to clear a tree that was blocking a road.
The Miami-Dade Police Department tweeted out the brief video and thanked everyone there for working together after the storm passed.
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) September 12, 2017
Sister Margaret Ann spoke with CNN's Erin Burnett on Tuesday after the video of her with the chainsaw went viral.
"There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out," Sister Margaret Ann said.
The 30-year veteran of teaching said that it was also part of living up to what she taught her students.
"We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don't think of yourselves," Sister Margaret Ann said. "That's what I wanted to do."