Monday, August 28, 2017

OT: Hurricane Harvey Heroes

This post will take a break from the news and issues we normally cover to offer a small, but heartfelt tribute to the thousands of ordinary people who have suddenly turned into heroes. This tragedy will have an enormous impact on the lives of tens of thousands of people without a doubt. The disruption to normal life will not go away quickly for many and for some a normal life will never return.

While there will always be a few people that try to take advantage of the misfortune of others, once again we are seeing that the overwhelming majority of people just want to try and help out a neighbor if they can. It's inspiring to see ordinary citizens turn into heroes when things like this happen. It won't fix all the heartbreak and loss that will come with this event, but it does remind us that most people will want to help.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted and to those directly involved in trying to help those impacted. I have no doubt that an enormous wave of additional support will follow later from local, state, and federal governments along with massive support from churches and charities across the state and the US (and even the world). It's just what people do when a neighbor needs help


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