September 13, 2017 1:07pm CST
When people were ordered to evacuate Florida when Irma was on the way I saw many people on Facebook and on the news offering strangers that if they needed a place to go they are more than welcome to come to their homes in other states. There was a man in Texas that was helping in Houston that gave his address to a reporter his address because she was going in that area anyway. He asked her to check if his house was still standing. How very kind, he was helping people when his own home was in trouble. People offering for people to stay with them, water and food. There are many people on the ground or in water helping strangers. A governor in a nearby county near Key West, Florida is offering those children (about 13,000) to come to school their. A policeman left his safe home and family to help other's in Texas and died! Disney World gave $2.5 million to help outside of their park Actors have donated millions of dollars and there are singers putting on benefit concerts on to benenfit the victims in Florida, Georgia and Texas. This is great! But I have family and friends cannot seem to help me with a local ride!
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• Phoenix, Arizona
I've seen so many wonderful stories about people helping people. People are not looking to see what religion they follow or color of their skin or nationality. It's just people helping those in trouble. This is how things should be. The story about the guy who owned a furniture store and opened it up as a shelter saying furniture is meant to be lived on. What an awesome thing. People got to sleep on real beds and couches and he fed them well. There are more stories like that. Just people looking out for strangers and helping wherever they can. People with boats making the trip to Houston to rescue who they could. People seeing a guy stranded on top of his car and everyday people making a human chain to rescue him. Touching stories. It is a fresh look on what really matters
• United States
If people want to know what America is like, then you have given them a great view of the USA in this discussion, my friend. The media and politicians trash America, so we need to ignore them, and take a look at this country's people who show more good than bad every single day. As for family and friends, some just don't measure up to most.