Hurricane Harvey

CHRISTIANS OUTDO FEMA IN HURRICANE HARVEY AID – RESPONSIBLE FOR 75% OF RELIEF AND RECOVERY

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Samaritan's Purse DC-8 Cargo Plane loads relief supplies for the Caribbean after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (provided to TheDCNF courtesy of Samaritan's Purse)

 

( Daily Caller ) Christian non-profit organizations have outdone FEMA and provided the vast majority of the relief aid to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Faith-based relief groups are responsible for providing nearly 80 percent of the aid delivered thus far to communities with homes devastated by the recent hurricanes, according to USA Today. An alliance of non-profit organizations called National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), 75 percent of which are faith based, has helped FEMA distribute relief assistance to communities hit by disasters and assisted families in navigating government aid programs to begin the process of rebuilding.

“About 80 percent of all recovery happens because of non-profits, and the majority of them are faith-based,” Greg Forrester, CEO of NVOAD, told USA Today.

Several individual organizations have aided in the relief operations in major ways as well. Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical disaster relief group led by evangelist Franklin Graham, recently began a relief mission to the Caribbean to help victims of the hurricanes on various islands. Samaritan’s Purse also has ongoing relief operations in Houston and is preparing to aid Florida in the aftermath of Irma.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/10/christians-provide-more-aid-to-hurricane-victims-than-fema/

PHOTOS: TRUMP AND MELANIA VISIT HOUSTON EVACUATION CENTER – HAND OUT MEALS, TAKE PICTURES, GIVE KIDS HUGS & KISSES

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The People’s President! Donald Trump and First Lady Melania visit the NRG Center, one of Houston’s designated evacuation center. The First Couple hand out meals, take pictures with victims, give kids hugs and kisses and talk with other victims.

Trump said families he spoke with at the center seem happy. “It’s been very nice. It’s been a wonderful thing. It’s – as tough as this was, it’s been a wonderful thing,” Trump said. “I think even for the country to watch and for the world to watch. It’s been beautiful.”

The Trumps are also scheduled to join members of the Texas delegation before heading to Louisiana.

“There’s a lot of water, but it’s moving out. Most importantly, the governor, the relationship with the governor, the mayor and everybody, it’s been fantastic,” Trump told reporters while touring the relief center. “We’re signing a lot of documents now to get money” and it’s “going through a hopefully quick process.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump disembark Air Force One after arriving in Houston on Saturday 

 

 

At a church relief center, President Trump commended Senator Ted Cruz (pictured) along with Texas Governor Greg Abbott for their orchestrated response to the disaster 

 

 

Trump shakes hands with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as he and first lady Melania Trump, right, arrive via Air Force One at Ellington Field in Houston on Sept. 2, 2017

 

President Trump shakes hands with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

 

The pair handed out food to a line of evacuees and took pictures with some fans who had lined up 

 

 

 

Melania Trump gives out food to evacuees at the NRG stadium in Houston on Saturday 

 

 

 

 

The president was particularly taken with the children taking shelter at the evacuation center, paying special attention to them as he made his way around

 

 

 

One little boy walked right up to the president and hugged him. Trump, without batting an eyelid, returned his embrace 

 

 

 

 

 

President Trump and Melania Trump pass out food and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOW! TEXAS BILLIONAIRE MICHAEL DELL PLEDGES $36 MILLION TO HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

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Michael and Susan Dell have pledged a total of $36million to Hurricane Harvey relief and have launched the Rebuild Texas Fund

 

( Daily Mail ) The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has ponied up the largest contribution for Hurricane Harvey relief to date.

The couple launched the Rebuild Texas Fund, with a marathon matching weekend of donations ahead. The pair is pledging a whopping $36million to the fund, and expects to raise more through contributors donations.

From Friday through midnight Monday the foundation will match $1 for every $2 donated.

The Texas natives, Michael Dell, the CEO and founder of Dell and his wife Susan Dell, made the enormous contribution announcement alongside Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Good Morning America.

‘These are such great Texans and a storm that has been as large as Texas requires a response as big as Texas and I think Michael and Susan Dell and their foundation, you know they’ve been innovation and technology leaders in the world and they’ve also now been leaders in the foundation area and we need their support as well as the support of people across the world,’ Abbott said on GMA.

 

Read more: Dell billionaire and Houston native makes the biggest donation to Hurricane Harvey relief by pledging $36MILLION

TRUMP TWEETS PHOTO OF PRAYING FIRST RESPONDERS, VOLUNTEERS; PLEDGE $1M DONATION

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Following the announcement that he and his wife would donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief, Trump tweeted a photo of those who first responded and who were gathered in a prayer circle. A man is seen praying on his knees in the middle  

 

Following the announcement that Trump is donating $1million of his own money to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the president tweeted a photo of first responders who were gathered in a prayer circle.

‘Thank you to all of the brave first responders and volunteers from around the United States helping with the ongoing rescue and relief efforts in Texas,’ President Trump said in the Tweet.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced President Donald Trump donation:

‘He’ll pledge, proudly, $1 million of his own personal money to help the people of Texas and Louisiana,’

TEXAS HERO! JIM McINGVALE TURNED HIS GALLERY FURNITURE STORES INTO SHELTER FOR 400 HURRICANE VICTIMS – FOOD, BED FOR ALL – PHOTOS

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Mattress store turns into shelter for hurricane victims

 

Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale , also knows as ‘Mattress Mack’, is a hero and has  such a big heart for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

McIngvale put a call out on Facebook on Sunday saying he was opening the doors to his two furniture stores. Because of his offer the call, the stores are now housing 400 evacuees. The stores had been stocked with food, water and mattresses and people look comfortable as shown on pictures. McIngvale had also organized for his largest moving truck to help rescue people displaced by the floods. 

 

‘Gallery Furniture North Freeway and Gallery Furniture Grand Parkway are now open as shelters for anyone who is in need. We have food, beds and clean restrooms for anyone in need who comes to those locations. Kenneled animals who must stay in kennel and at owners side are welcome.”

 

Below: Houston hero with a big heart Jim McIngvale, also known as Mattress Mack

Mattress Mack owner Jim McIngvale

 

 

 

 

Gallery Furniture was stocked with food and drink for those in need following the weekend

 

 

Hundreds of people have taken up refuge inside the Houston furniture store since its owner opened up his doors

 

 

Owner Jim McIngvale, also known as 'Mattress Mack', opened the doors of his two Gallery Furniture locations on Sunday to allow those misplaced by the horrific storm to take refuge

 

 

 

Volunteers took a break inside the Houston furniture store after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc

 

 

 

Jakobe Thomas plays with his one-year-old sister Journey after they sought refuge in the mattress store

 

 

Maria Lopez plays with her son Rafael Lopez, 3, in the warehouse at Gallery Furniture after it was turned into a makeshift storm shelter at the weekend

 

 

Young children played on a makeshift play center inside the mattress store as their families sought shelter

TRUMP: ‘TEXAS CAN HANDLE IT!’; CNN: ‘HE HAS NO EMPATHY!’

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The president held up the Texas flag as he delivered the impromptu remarks to the throng of cheering Corpus Christi residents after a briefing on relief efforts from emergency responders

 

Texas strong! Texas can handle anything!

President Trump and First Lady Melania visited Corpus Christi and were greeted with thousands of people on the streets.

Trump also gave an impromptu speech outside Corpus Christo firehouse in front of cheering residents.

Trump thanked the Texas Governor and Senator Cruz for doing a very good job handling Hurricane Harvey.

Trump told the crowd that the recovery effort is ‘going well’ and his administration is ‘here to take care of you.’

“We love you. You are special”

“This is historic, this is epic, but you know what? It happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything!”

President Trump then held up the Texas flag and the crowd went wild!

While Trump delivered an inspiring, uplifting message, CNN blasts the president for failing to show empathy.

According to CNN:

.But his response to Hurricane Harvey shows he’s yet to master the instinctive shows of empathy such tragedies require.

 

 

 

Video via NTK Network

 

 

 

Trump told a crowd of Texans who'd lined up outside a Corpus Christi firehouse he was visiting earlier in the day that the recovery effort is 'going well' and his administration is 'here to take care of you'

 

 

The president held up the Texas flag as he delivered the impromptu remarks to the throng of cheering Corpus Christi residents after a briefing on relief efforts from emergency responders

 

 

TRAGIC! TEXAS POLICE FIND CHILD CLINGING TO DROWNED MOTHER’S BODY IN FLOOD

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Police officers in Beaumont, Texas, said the mother pulled her vehicle into a theater parking lot about 3:35 Tuesday afternoon. Water in the parking lot must have been deeper than she expected and the vehicle stalled, the Associated Press reported. The woman picked up her daughter and exited her vehicle when flood waters swept them away.

Two police officers and two fire-rescue divers began searching for the mother and daughter. They spotted the woman floating in the drainage canal. Her daughter clung to her for protection.

The rescue worker quickly pulled the little girl into the boat. Officials said she was responsive but suffered from hypothermia. Attempts to resuscitate the mother failed.

The firemen and police officers rushed the child to a local hospital where she is now listed in stable condition.

At least 15 people have been reported to have died in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to officials and family members.

 

Read more: Texas Police Find Child Clinging to Drowned Mother’s Body in Flood