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Winter Storm 2021

Texans used mutual aid to help their communities through a devastating winter storm

Last week, an untold number of Texans who had lost power and heat, and in some cases water, took to social media platforms to ask for help — and be connected to those who could offer it.

Twins D'Aunjanee and L'Aunjanee Carriere load cases of meals onto a bus for distribution in Dallas. The Harvest Project Food Rescue project came together with over 20 organizations and over a hundred volunteers to gather and distribute food, water, warm clothes, and blankets after the winter storm in Dallas.
The hostess takes the order of the Baltazar family at Cafe Buenos Aires in East Austin on Feb 19, 2021. The cafe had two menu items for customer to choose from for their free meal.
Tenisha Conway, in green, picks up supplies at Kelly Village, a supply distribution site, on Feb. 19, 2021, in Houston.
From left: volunteers Anjie Zhi, Karina Barbosa and Jessica Porras prepare masks at Kelly Village, a supply distribution site, on Feb. 19, 2021, in Houston.
Volunteers distribute boxes of food at a distribution site in Austin on Feb. 19, 2021.

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