Great Disasters And Disasters, By Hurricane Harvey

968 WordsSep 25, 20174 Pages
During times of great disasters and catastrophes, people will put aside their differences to lend a helping hand to their fellow man. Those who need help are more than welcome to receive it, no matter who gives it to them. However, on a normal day, people tend to separate from those who differ in race, make offensive comments, or inflict violence because of ethnicity. In the end, we are all one race: the human race. I was able to experience a moment where race and religion did not matter. A recent disaster, Hurricane Harvey, is known to be “the third most powerful on the Saffir-Simpson scale” (O 'BrienReuters 1). The storm has crippled Houston and demolished the smaller communities in the surrounding area. Houston, which has a massive…show more content…
Congressman Randy Weber was instantly approached by the media. Mr. Weber said, “It’s unbelievable that all of these young volunteers of different races and religions have gathered together to help others that were affected by the hurricane.” The dialogue he had with the interviewer was refreshing. The judge of the local court, Terry Lawrence, stayed back for several hours and assisted us with collecting the tickets and transporting the water cases into cars. He was excellent with communicating with the locals. His enthusiasm and high spirit allowed the line to operate at a quicker pace. The bright smiles that radiated from the people kept the volunteers pushing in the hot weather. Some of the people who were receiving the supplies parked their cars to help volunteer. After a couple of hours of moving hundreds of water pallets, I was relocated in the front of the supply rotation. My job was to escort families throughout the supply line. The first family I met left an impression on me. The Mexican mother was holding her son, who did not have any articles of clothing on but a diaper. She was about to burst into tears when she received the supplies. I carried a thirty-six-water bottle pack to her car and loaded her box of supplies into the back. We had a conversation, she discussed how she “didn’t expect this much goodwill from Muslims.” I was surprised how some people thought lowly of Muslims. I only see
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