This is the America I know and love.
Over the weekend, Houston endured one of the most catastrophic storms in recent history. Five people lost their lives, and over 30,000 people are holed up in shelters across Texas due to the torrential rains and flooding from hurricane Harvey. Highways and roads have become rivers; meanwhile, cars and houses are enveloped by over 20 feet of water in the greater Houston area. The city is paralyzed.
Through this devastation, the true human spirit of love and compassion is shining bright. Regardless of race, wealth, gender, political persuasion, sexual orientation or religion, citizens, first responders and volunteers are working together and reminding us all that the goodness of humanity does in fact, persevere.
The love and outpouring of support from Americans across the nation is a testament to the bonds that hold us together, strengthen our communities and unite us as one. This is the America I know and love. We should not allow this tragedy to temporarily unite us, only to return to the divisiveness we’ve experienced over the past eight months. Let’s keep this spirit alive, love and support each other and stay the UNITED states of America.
Our thoughts and positive energy are with everyone touched by this disaster. If you’d like to help, the USA Today has published a list of charitable organization participating in the relief efforts.
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