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This Florida nun is literally cutting down trees with a chainsaw to help with Hurricane Irma cleanup
According to the Miami Herald, Sister Margaret Ann has been cutitng down trees that have fallen across roads. - photo by Herb Scribner
A Florida nun has decided to take Hurricane Irma cleanup into her own hands by literally using a chainsaw to saw down trees.

According to the Miami Herald, Sister Margaret Ann has been cutting down trees that have fallen across roads. An off-duty police officer first noticed the nun on the side of the road with the chainsaw.

Ann, who cut down the trees in her full habit, currently resides at the Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, the Herald reported.

The Miami-Dade County Police Department shared photos of the nun in action on Facebook.

Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this! the department wrote on Facebook.

Ann told CNN that she decided to saw down the trees because she knew there was a need.

"The road was blocked, we couldn't get through," she told CNN. "And I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall, going off the road. So, there was a need, I had the means so I wanted to help out."

Ann said she remembered a chainsaw in her schools closet, so she rushed out to find it.

"We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don't think of yourselves," she said during a live interview on CNN's "OutFront." "That's what I wanted to do."

And people are loving this nun. In fact, one Facebook commenter Eggert Edwald complimented the nun, according to NPR.

"Somebody made a comment that she was not handling the chainsaw correctly. I was raised 'do the best you can and after the day you can go home proud.' That is all we ask for, she rocks," Edwald said.
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