If there’s anything positive to take away from Hurricane Harvey, it’s the overwhelmingly awesome responses people are having to the disaster.
From neighbors and everyday people, to organizations, and even companies, people are banding together in a beautiful way and it’s incredible to watch.
1. Like this guy who decided to dress up as Spider-Man to put a smile on the faces of children finding refuge in a convention center.
God bless whoever was in this Spider-Man suit making the kids smile at the convention center pic.twitter.com/urVxrUrcfc
— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) August 30, 2017
2. Or Annheuser-Busch—the company behind Budweiser—halting production of their beverages to push out canned water to those in need of potable drinking water for Hurricane Harvey.
This is almost standard operating procedure for Annheuser-Busch whenever there’s a flood or disaster.
— meyer.tweets (@meyerlegal) August 31, 2017
3. Chili’s is also hard at work sending pre-packaged meals to those displaced by Harvey.
— Chili’s Jobs (@ChilisJobs) August 30, 2017
4. The CEO of MyPillow donated 60,000 pillows to Harvey victims to help them get a good night’s rest after all they’ve been through.
The CEO of MyPillow just sent 60,000 pillows to flood victims in the shelters in Houston. 👍 @realMikeLindell
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 30, 2017
5. Gallery Furniture transformed two of its enormous stores in Houston into shelters for those who need refuge.
Our GF N FWRY & GF Grand PKWY stores are open for those in need. If you can safely join us, we invite you for shelter and food. God Bless. pic.twitter.com/IHHgjKmjMY
— MattressMack (@MattressMack) August 28, 2017
There are also tons of major companies donating money to relief efforts. Verizon, Walgreens, Kroger, HCA Healthcare, Bank of America, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Comcast NBCUniversal, Google, Bayer, Facebook, Dow Chemical Company, Kendra Scott, GoFundMe, Bass Pro Shops, Jefferies, ExxonMobil, Wal-Mart, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Microsoft, Aetna, Allergan, Amazon/Whole Foods Market, Caterpillar, Cheniere Energy, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Western Union, Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Target, UPS, ABInBev—just to name a few—their donations combined have resulted in a whopping $113 million and counting in relief funds for Hurricane Harvey victims.