We live in a world where a natural disaster can strike at any given moment. The current situation in Texas is proof of that. Hurricane Harvey hit landfall as a Category 4, carrying with it winds of up to 130 mph, and an incredible amount of torrential rain. It has left people homeless on flooded streets. When times like this arise, it’s important for people to come together and help those who aren’t able to help themselves. There have been many heroes who have rushed to the aid of others. Their stories are inspirational ones. Stories that need to be shared in order to remind us of the greater good that is out there.The Cajun Navy is a group of volunteers who rescued people during Hurricane Katrina. They traveled from Lousiana, in a caravan of pickup trucks, and helped people until the early hours of Monday morning.
The risked their own lives to make a difference in someone else’s life. That is the true definition of a hero!
Many organizations have been working around the clock to make sure others are safe. San Antonio Food Bank is doing what they do best.
The National Guard showed up to relieve them. They got these elderly people to safety, and now, they’re all safe and dry.
Thanks to their work, San Antonio Food Bank was able to help thousands of people. This is what it looks like when people join forces to help those in need.
Not only are they offering their business up for shelter, they’re going out in their trucks to rescue people who are stranded. They’re doing so much, but they felt like they could do more.
They have stated that they have shelter, food, beds, and clean restrooms for anyone in need. They can even bring their pets, as long as they’re kenneled and kept by owners.
Anheuser-Busch stopped canning beer, and started canning drinking water. They’re sending more than 500,000 cans of emergency drinking water to the Red Cross for families who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
They knew they couldn’t do it alone and asked volunteers to help those in need. Brothers George and Alex Jackson answered their plea for assistance, and immediately took out their boat to rescue people.
A group called Austin Pets Alive! is helping by sheltering animals that have been left behind by their owners. They sent out thanks to those who have donated items and fostered animals.
They’ve saved over 330 animal lives so far! If it wasn’t for places like this, many animals would have certainly drowned in the flooded streets.
Residents of Texas are coming together to help those in need, animals and humans alike. Thanks to them, these six kittens were rescued, and are hoping to soon be reunited with their owners.
The family invited people they didn’t know to stay with them when they were seen wading in the water. They are now housing 20 people in their home.
“Our goal is to help people get out if they are trapped in their homes or apartments, get them to safety,” he added. It’s truly inspiring to see strangers helping other strangers during this terrible time.
Alexandre Jourde was seen paddling up the flooded streets, after rescuing four-year-old Ethan Colman. This goes to show that anybody can be a hero!
->**Volunteers from all over the country have come together in an undying effort to provide help for those who have suffered at the hands of the disastrous storm.**<-
‘GOING TO SAVE SOME LIVES’ Heroes converging in #Houston#houstonflood #HurricaneHarvey pic.twitter.com/052ObBBrpx — Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) August 27, 2017
Houston Police SWAT Officer Daryl Hudeck rescued Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son from raging waters. He was also seen carrying two puppies through flooded streets.
After trying all night to get to Shardae Harrison and her three-week-old daughter Sarai, Dean Mize was finally able to hail a propeller boat for help. Mize drove 200 miles to help out those in Texas.
He also carried out a disabled man in a wheelchair, who was stranded in his flooded home. An elderly couple is now safe because of Mize, as well.
He’s seen sheltering two children from the wind and the rain, while he gets them to safety. If it wasn’t for him, these two little ones might not have made it.
Elizabeth Duran and Dana Jamieson are just a few of the many people who have chosen to help. Volunteers are making sure that people are safe, fed, and are provided with warm clothes.
22-year-old Connor saw a post about two pups needing to be rescued in Texas. He knew he had to do something.
Despite the fact that there was hurricane, Connor knew that those dogs needed his help. Thanks to him, those two pups are now safe and sound.
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is looking for Blood Donors. If you’re interested in donating blood, they can be reached at 210-731-5590.
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->**So many people are without food and water, they need your help getting the basic essentials for life.**<- The Salvation Army is taking donations. Please check out [Salvation Army], if you'd like to contribute! : https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=27651&mfc_pref=T&27651.donation=form1