The state of Texas might be battered and bruised, but its spirit is not broken. Proof of this is a viral video showing a Texas woman’s amazing gospel performance at a Harvey shelter in Conroe.
FOX News reports:
A Texas woman’s gospel performance inside a shelter for Tropical Storm Harvey evacuees has gone viral after the impromptu performance lifted the spirits of people stranded away from home.
Although it is difficult to understand the full extent of damage from the monster storm until flood waters fully recede, at least 10,000 people have been rescued, more than 30,000 are in shelters and 20 people are reported dead.
Part of the 21-minute long performance was posted on Facebook by Joni Villemez-Comeaux, a volunteer at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center north of Houston in Conroe. The video has been viewed over seven million times.
Victoria White, who works as an admissions counselor at Sam Houston State University, belted out songs with a few other evacuees, at one point singing “Spirit Break Out,” which was widely shared on social media.
Not only does Texas have incredibly strong, brave residents, but they also have great neighbors. As Texans help one another, lifting each other in spirit and prayer, the ‘Cajun Navy,’ a large group from Louisiana, is in Houston armed with trucks and boats to carry out rescue missions.
One year after the Cajun Navy fleet deployed to pluck stranded families from the flood waters that overwhelmed southeast Louisiana, the volunteer rescuers have mobilized again.
The group made it into Houston early Monday morning, poised to assist with rescue efforts in a region devastated by flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey.
The Cajun Navy is blasting social media with messages for help as neighbors in Texas face the same devastating flooding.
The Cajun Navy has been around for over a decade. The group formed following Hurricane Katrina and has been helping save live during natural disasters ever since.
USA Today reports:
Formed 12 years ago after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the so-called Cajun Navy, which has saved thousands of stranded people, by some estimates, is already helping rescue stranded Texans, one member said Sunday.
“There’s no telling how many are already over there,” said 39-year-old Joey Hains of Lafayette, La. “Basically everybody that’s wanting to go help out” is going or has already arrived, he said.