Houston volunteers have helped residents get back on their feet following the deadly flooding in Texas and the country as a whole.
According to Houston Chronicle, the Houston Volunteer Emergency Services (HVES) team helped evacuate a number of people and pets during the storm on Monday.
They also set up shelters for the elderly and the homeless, with a tent set up on the side of the road and a camp in the back.
Another group of volunteers was working in the Houston area to help clean up debris.HVERS volunteers have been working with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Gov.
Greg Abbott to help the city recover from Hurricane Harvey.
“It was amazing,” volunteer Mike Larkin told the Houston Chronicle.
“You see these cars and you see these trailers, and they’re literally right in our back yard.
It was like, ‘OK, we can do this.'”
He added, “It’s the people who put in the effort, the community that put in, and you never know what’s going to happen, and it’s been amazing to see the difference.”
Larkin has been working as a volunteer since his teens.
He said the work has been rewarding.
“I love helping people,” he said.
“I’m really glad to be here.”
The volunteer program in Houston has grown exponentially since Hurricane Harvey, with nearly 4,500 people volunteering since Harvey hit, and more than 100,000 people volunteering every day.
The HVES team is working with the Houston Area Flood Protection District to help get the city back to normal.