The quiet heroes housing the homeless.
From individuals pitching in with disaster relief to social enterprises freeing up empty properties, there are many who help to house those in need.
Hurricane Harvey’s effect on Houston has been devastating. Images of the flooding are apocalyptic, the stories of lives devastated are heartbreaking, and the scale of it all is terrifying. Tens of thousands are displaced.
But the response has been as life-affirming as the scenes are distressing: acts of bravery and heroism – like the rescue of 15 elderly care home residents waist-deep in water after a desperate cry for help – have bonded communities. Local baseball teams have pledged donations of over $20m (and rising), while celebrities pitched in – Sandra Bullock donating $1m to American Red Cross, and the Kardashians offering $500,000. Budweiser brewery Anheuser-Busch halted beer production to send thousands of gallons of drinking water to rescue centres.