Singing breaks out at Houston flood shelter, creating beautiful, uplifting moment

Singing breaks out at Houston flood shelter, creating beautiful, uplifting moment
Victoria White and some volunteers sang gospel music for flood victims, creating a beautiful moment that has gone viral.

Gospel singers performed uplifting music on Tuesday for those seeking shelter from the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center in Conroe, Texas, resulting in a moment that has gone viral.

Victoria White, an admissions counselor at Sam Houston State University, led a rendition of William McDowell’s “Spirit Break Out” with the help of several others in the midst of cots and beds. White and her fellow singers are part of the Others Outreach Mission, a Christian charity organization currently helping in Houston, according to the Daily Mail.

Volunteer Joni Villemez-Comeaux posted a video of the singing was posted to Facebook by, where the video has garnered millions of views.

Villemez-Comeaux posted on Facebook that she was celebrating her 53rd birthday by serving flood victims when White arrived.

“Then walks in Victoria White and friends. This woman’s powerful voice, singing praise, lifted the Spirit of all within earshot,” Villemez-Comeaux wrote.

White also posted a video with a closer look at the singers.

Bringing out the best

News outlets and social media are replete with stories of beautiful moments, brave people, and strong wills.

Stories include Louisiana’s “Cajun Navy,” a fleet of private citizens with personal watercraft, making their way to Texas to begin rescue efforts.

A-list celebrities rallied together to fund raise for the flood victims. Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt’s fundraiser has reached nearly $6 million as of the writing of this article.

“The most difficult time seems to bring out the best in humanity,” Watt said in a video posted to Twitter.

Reporters are also finding themselves helping with rescue efforts during broadcasts. KHOU reporter Brandi Smith flagged down a rescue boat in order to save a trapped truck driver stranded in a semi-truck. CNN’s Drew Griffin also saved a man who had driven his truck into high-water.