Since this is the second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey which devastated Port Aransas, I thought I would repeat a post that ran after the hurricane showing the community spirit there. I think it is that spirit which helped many people through difficult times. We no longer live in Port Aransas but the experience of the hurricane is still with us. The post follows this photo of the Texas flag flying over the marina taken days after the Hurricane.
Here is the post.
Continuing with my thoughts on maintaining a positive focus regarding Hurricane Harvey, I am featuring three separate groups who have set up relief points in town. All the goods in these relief locations are donations from kind folks outside of Port Aransas. These contributions have made a difference in helping folks through a very tough time.
Our first stop is the Recovery Supply Depot at Robert’s Point Park.
Here residents can find almost anything in cleaning supplies, hardware, and food. Bear in mind the local grocery store just opened this week with a very limited supply.
This shot will give you an idea of the magnitude of the donations. There are even wheelchairs available.
I loved this shot since it shows bikes, shovels, and rakes.
When I took this picture, a guy off camera asked, “Do you have any tarps?” The answer was, “Sure do. What size?”
The next relief point is Cowboy Camp David. A place run by volunteers offering free food, water, and hugs. The words across the Texas image on the right of the sign read “Texas Strong.”
Water is very important and is available here.
The volunteers are setting up for lunch.
The local churches were hard hit, so Camp David is the point to gather for worship.
Cooking under a pop-up.
Two things every Texan loves. Bar-b-que and the Texas flag.
This relief point is the Harvey Help Center and is located in the ruins of the Laughing Horse Motel. There are bins of cleaning supplies, food, and clothes. (The Fritos looked especially good)
Here is a shot of the women who run this relief spot. I was impressed by their enthusiasm and desire to help those in need.