WATCH: Chainsaw-Wielding Nun Contributes To Irma Relief Effort

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Miami police captured a video Tuesday of a Catholic nun wielding a chainsaw to contribute to the Hurricane Irma relief effort in Florida.

The video, posted to the Miami-Dade Police Department Facebook page, shows Sister Margaret Ann taking a chainsaw to a fallen tree. Sister Ann is the principle of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, and told reporters that she found the chainsaw sitting unused in a closet inside her school, according to NPR.

“The road was blocked, we couldn’t get through, and I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall,” Sister Ann told CNN. “There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out. We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don’t think of yourselves.”


The off-duty police officer that shot the video asked Sister Ann why she was out working when she could call police to handle the downed trees.

“But it’s going to take them too long. It’s dangerous, people are going to get hurt here,” she replied. “The community will come out and help us. That’s what we do. It’s good.”

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