President Trump said it best when he visited the flood ravaged Gulf Coast region of Texas as Hurricane Harvey left unimaginable devastation – paralyzing the nation’s 4th largest city, taking lives and leaving tens of thousands displaced and homeless.

“Texas Can Handle Anything!” the president told a cheering crowd of Texans who already knew it, but loved having it shouted proudly by a leader who was there, waving the Lone Star flag.

As liberal cartoonists and media use the human tragedies caused by the natural disaster to mock Texas and Texans, conservatives and Christians, businesses large and small, local and national are stepping up and meeting the needs of the tens of thousands who have been displaced from their homes.

Liberals have even gone so far as to say the flooding was “instant karma” – some sort of cosmic punishment for the state rejecting Hillary Clinton in favor of Trump, but that cynicism doesn’t play in Texas.

The owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston, Jim McIngvale, turned his store into a shelter for families and even their pets made homeless by the record-breaking flooding that put much of Houston under water.

“Mattress Mack,” as he is known, disregarded the financial cost as his inventory went from new to used, putting the needs of his community first.

And when the employees at a Houston bakery were stranded at work by the flood, they decided to put their time to good use, baking hundreds of loaves of bread over two days to donate to displaced neighbors.

Texas grocery giant, H-E-B, sent a convoy of 15 trucks to the Gulf Coast that are equipped with kitchens, a pharmacy, and a center outfitted with phones and internet access.

Over 100 H-E-B employees volunteer to staff the relief convoy because, as a spokesman told local media, “they are amazing, they are Texans too, they live here, they work here and we’re doing what we do best, and that’s serving Texans whether that’s selling groceries or helping in times of natural disaster.”

J.J. Watt, a popular player on the NFL’s Houston Texans seeded an online relief effort with a $100,000 check and so far has raised more than $6 million in donations with a goal of $10 million

The generosity of private companies and concerned individuals extended beyond the borders of Texas.

Yes, the federal government has its place in the rescue and relief efforts, but it is the spirit of Texans that will rebuild a community.

Do you think the media has done a good job publicizing the individual efforts of Texas businesses in providing relief to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey?

h/t: 100 percent fed up

 
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