Heartwarming stories of dramatic rescues. TV reporters interviewed volunteers who arrived from locations around Texas and Louisiana. Furthermore, California, Utah, and New York sent men and equipment (undoubtedly other states, too). Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Blessing are here. ~~ Houston residents (volunteers) are assisting officials, and staff, at the Convention Center (and other locations). One facility, alone, has more than nine thousand displaced men, women, children and pets. ~~ “So much outpouring of support” according to one Staff person.