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The Heroes of Harvey

How a devastating storm brought out the best of Houston during the worst of times.

10/02/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Heroes of Harvey

Cody Hirt, Veteran Outdoors Members: Saying Yes to a Dangerous Expedition

Without hesitation, Hirt, of Georgetown, Texas, gathered up volunteers and boats and headed to Houston.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

Celine Benavides: Super Mom

How a mother from the First Ward fed babies with help from Facebook.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

The Finley Family: Kayakers Turned Rescuers

During the height of the storm, this family from Maplewood paddled into action and saved lives.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Heroes of Harvey

Susan Brock: The Cleanup Crew

How one woman in Meyerland forged a path through destruction

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Rev. Hannah Terry: In It for the Long Haul

The pastor at Westbury United Methodist Church and founder of FAM isn't letting neighbors fall through the cracks after Harvey.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

Erica Quinzel: Bat Woman

This wildlife enthusiast from Weatherford did her best to save the bats underneath the Waugh Drive bridge.

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Heroes of Harvey

Cat Huynh and Angie Dang: Serving a Cup of Comfort

While stuck in their house in Katy, the Les Ba'Get owners offered up their restaurant to serve meals to first responders.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

Heroes of Harvey

Ronnie DeVries: Doing What Needs to Be Done

This GRB volunteer from Montrose made a difference without asking for permission.

10/02/2017 By Brittanie Shey

Heroes of Harvey

Keshia Thomas: Saving Lives with a Semi-Truck

How a volunteer from Greenspoint has picked up the pieces again, and again, and again, and again

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Heroes of Harvey

Norma Porter and Barb Hankins: The Dynamic Duo

From Memphis and Manvel, a tale of flooding, friendship, and neighbors helping neighbors.

10/02/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Heroes of Harvey

Our Long List of Hurricane Harvey Heroes

Many, many people and organizations rescued lives and gave their time and money to help Houston—these are just a few.

09/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Glen and Alex Mayo: Diving in Head First

A father-and-son duo, both HPD divers from Westchase, risked it all to save others.

09/29/2017 By Jeff Balke