This Thanksgiving, hurricane victims give thanks for what matters
WASHINGTON (SBG) —
Thanksgiving marks almost three months since Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas.
130 m.p.h. winds and several feet of wind, the hurricane drove the largest disaster response in Texas state history.
Lives lost, property damaged. But neighbors and strangers join together to help those near and far who have suffered and have a long road to recovery.
In Port Arthur, Operation Blessing teamed up with Home Depot to remodel homes of those that lost everything to Hurricane Harvey.
One woman says that in spite of everything she's gone through, she's thankful for her neighbor's family.
Meanwhile in Florida, residents continue to show resilience as part of the state rebuilds after Hurricane Irma.
One woman says she's glad she's grateful the storm did not destroy her property.
"I have my life, I have my house," she said. "It could have been a lot worse, and I am very thankful for that."
Another man says he's thankful for a quick clean-up.
"I can't believe how fast it was," he said.
But his real blessing this holiday season, he said, is helping others.
"I help everyone I can," he said. "That's where I'm blessed."