As now downgraded Tropical Storm Harvey continues to flood portions of Houston, the George R. Brown Convention Center has been opened up as an emergency shelter joining numerous churches, schools, and stores. Officials have anticipated more than 30,000 people will need temporary shelter as a result of catastrophic flooding which has forced Houston’s residents from their homes.
Words of Life Church has been among those providing shelter and volunteering to help with rescues. “What’s happening today, is hope is actually becoming contagious as the churches in the area actually start doing what Christians should do, and loving people, and living to give to people,” said Pastor Dan Thorness on tonight’s “Dana.” “I’ve been awake for probably 30 hours doing rescues … into neighborhoods that have no access other than swimming into them and pulling disabled people out onto the rafts.”
Thorness went on to add, “They’ve lost everything, but they’re smiling and laughing because we know the most valuable thing is life. Things come and go, but we have life and we have each other.”
“That’s one thing that amazes me at a time like this,” Dana Loesch remarked. “There are thousands of people that need rescue, and this is where good American citizens are coming in, volunteering, bringing their boats, donating water, food, blankets, everything that they can.”
“What we are willing to give, others are willing to give,” said Thorness.
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