ALTO, TX (KLTV) - When disaster strikes, people from all over come together to keep the faith.
“You can see it within an hour of the incident, you can see it within days or weeks of the incident,” Minuteman Disaster Relief Director of Operations Troy Hudson says.
It’s about people helping people, it’s as simple as that.
“How our world is now, you’ll always have people who are going to come and help, regardless of what the situation is. Everyone has a heart,” Hudson says.
Whether it was a nanny watching strangers’ children, a first responder passing out crosses, or a former major league baseball player giving away free barbecue, human nature prevailed today.
“It gives you chills, the goodness of people, to come out when stuff like this happens,” Alto native Chris James says.
But good deeds are not just coming from the humans; therapy dog Sophie paid a visit to kids in need of a hug.
“She has the ability, like a lot of them do, to know when somebody needs her,” Sophie’s owner Florence says.
The River Church in Alto was filled with donations. Every few minutes, a new car would pull up full of necessities that volunteers gathered with arms wide open.
Anyone can walk into the River Church in Alto and help. All donations are accepted, but for right now, emergency management says tarps are needed the most.
To help the victims of these storms, click here to donate to either the American Red Cross or the East Texas Food Bank. Both agencies are working daily in these storm-impacted areas of East Texas.