Storm Harvey – Bringing Out the Good

Storm Harvey – Bringing Out the Good

Storm Harvey – Bringing Out the Good

Sometimes we tend to focus the things that divide us. Some times it takes a storm in life to bring us together.

Last weekend Hurricane/Tropical storm Harvey dropped more than 15 trillion gallons of water, 25 inches of rain, onto Texas and surrounding states. Roadways have become rivers. Homes have become pools. And travel has been reduced to boats, rafts, wave runners, and boards.

Altogether, more than 1,000 homes in Texas were destroyed and close to 50,000 damaged, and over 32,000 people were in shelters across the state, emergency officials reported. About 10,000 more National Guard troops are being deployed to Texas, bringing the total to 24,000, Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Here are a few wonderful stories in the midst of tragedy. The best of people shine…

How corporations are helping:

  • Airbnb is helping users in Texas take people in.  They’re letting members list their places for ZERO DOLLARS, and not charging any fees.  Last we checked, nearly 300 people were offering up warm beds for hurricane victims free of charge.
  • People who can’t be there to help have been donating to groups like the Red Cross.  You can give $10 by texting “HARVEY” to the number 90999.  Or you can get a link and donate to the Salvation Army by texting “STORM” to 51555.
  • Companies have also been stepping up.  Anheuser-Busch stopped making beer at a brewery in Georgia, and started bottling drinking water instead.  And the company that makes Miller Lite and Coors is doing it too.  Combined, they’ve already donated over 200,000 cans of water for hurricane victims.
  • Hundreds of people were stranded at the Houston airport over the weekend when all flights were grounded.  But Southwest Airlines did five free “rescue flights” from Houston to Dallas Sunday night, and got about 500 people out.


Some Feel Good Stories From Hurricane Harvey


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