Good Samaritans lending helping hand to those in need in Texas

Google says that searches for things like, "Donate to Texas winter storm," have surged more than 5,000% since Tuesday and Texans themselves are opening their hearts to their neighbors.
2:17 | 02/20/21

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suffering through this cold snap this week, and a lot of people just struggling to survive as we've seen especially in Texas so we want to take this time to highlight some of the everyday citizens that are stepping in to help out. As millions of Americans struggle through the cold snap crisis in Texas, good samaritans are stepping up. Like max Bozeman II owner of the greasy spoon soul food bistro in Houston who after seeing people in need on social media began to reach out. Basically made a post on my Instagram page saying, hey, look, I need ten people who don't have food, don't have groceries to dm me so I can send you $100. Reporter: He's donated to over 80 families and provided hotel rooms for those without power, totaling $15,000. Then there's Raymond Garcia. After losing power in his own home in Houston, spent the day going door to door to his neighbors fixing their pipes. Last week he lost his mother to covid-19. He says she inspired him to do good for others. My mom always taught me, you know, if you help and you give to people, god will always bless you and you know what I've been blessed. Reporter: Austin residents, Katherine and Dax were reading posts on the ring website neighbors when they saw a cry for help. It said can anyone please bring warm food to an elderly couple? They haven't had power since Sunday and they might not even have food. Reporter: So they cooked several pots of food and trekked almost two miles to the elderly couple's home. She was just touched and said it's good to know there's still good people left in the world. Reporter: There certainly are a lot of good people. Every time we have one of these catastrophes our hearts are warmed by the everyday citizen that steps in to help out. If you want to help out and I know our viewers do the Salvation Army and red cross, of course the mercy chefs, we highlighted them during the hurricane season, the Houston food bank needs food, they need water. They certainly need our love and support as well, guys, what a tough time across the south this week. Great seeing all these people step up, though, to lend a hand. Also warm temperatures on the way. We look forward to that. Rob, thank you so much. We appreciate it.

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