People Who Are Doing More than Ted Cruz to Help Texans
What a crazy week this has been in Texas. The winter freeze has left many Texans cold and in the dark. Luckily, Texans are always a good example of our state motto: friendship, and are pretty good at helping each other out during a crisis. Unfortunately for us, that person is certainly not Ted Cruz. Here are seven people who are doing way more than Ted Cruz to help out Texans.
That's right, the guy who lost to Cruz in the 2018 midterm election got to work and ran a virtual phone bank to contact senior citizens in Texas, to connect them with resources during the disaster.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, who isn't even from Texas, helped to raise money for relief efforts in Texas. The funds will go directly to five organizations that are providing food, shelter, and other resources to people affected by the storm.
Texas native Musgraves created a shirt that kind of takes a dig at Cruz. The shirt is $29.99 and the proceeds benefit Casa Marianella, Feed the People Dallas, and the American Red Cross of Central & South Texas.
The Houston native is teaming up with Adidas and Bread of Life, a Houston disaster relief organization to provide grants of up to $1,000 for those in need during the winter storm. Residents of Texas and other states hit by storms may also apply using the Disaster Relief Assistance Application Form. Bread of Life is also accepting donations to provide assistance to victims of the storm.
Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale opened up his furniture store as a shelter for those left without power or heat. Apparently, this isn't the first time he's done so and is revered as a hero in Houston!
Despite me never having stepped foot inside an H-E-B, or that we don't even have one here in El Paso, I always hear great things about H-E-B. Looking through social media, everyone is stocking up and leaving their local H-E-B's with empty shelves, however, workers are working hard to replenish shelves, and from the looks of it, they're also making sure their customers feel loved.
Just look at how they're treating stranded truck drivers.
This regular guy is now a hero. Sivley has been driving around in his truck, looking for cars stuck in the snow, and helping people get them out. He also gives people rides if they need one. In just two days this week, he helped 145 people- 98 on Monday, and another 47 on Tuesday.
As shocking as it may seem, even Joel Osteen is doing something. Osteen's Lakewood Church opened its doors and is a designated warming center for those in need.
If you're looking to also help out- click here to check out some places you can donate to.
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