Texas "Good Samaritans" help community during state's deep freeze

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Feb 21st, 2021 1:05 pm
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Last Updated Feb 22nd, 2021 at 6:15 pm

Several Texas residents are giving back to their communities amid the state's record-breaking winter storm.

Raymond Garcia recently decided to help fix residents' broken water pipes for free. Garcia said he was inspired by his mother, who died last week.

"My mom always taught me, if you help and you give to people, God will always bless you," Garcia said. "And you know what? I've been blessed."

Max Bozeman II, who received a cancer diagnosis in 2020, said on Instagram he would give $100 to ten people who needed the money to buy food. Bozeman received much more than 10 requests and now plans to give a total of $10,000 to people in need.

Another unidentified "Good Samaritan" went to a Houston-area grocery store on Thursday and handed out $20 bills to people waiting in line. Due to an electrical outage, the store was only able to accept cash which several patrons did not have on them.

"We spotted a Black man making his way up the line, stopping to interact with everyone," said Jason Spencer, the Public Affairs Director for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

"He handed something to many of them, but I couldn't tell what it was from so far back. When he got to us, he held up a stack of $20 bills and asked if anyone needed cash...

The man with the $20s only broke his stride long enough to hand out his cash. He didn't wait to be thanked. He didn't pose for photos."

Spencer said he estimates the man gave away at least $500 "before hopping into his pickup in the freezing rain."


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