North Texans care for each other and do good deeds during winter storm – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

COLLIN COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – While the winter storm caused a lot of trouble in North Texas, there were also a lot of warm gestures during the freezing cold that are worth noting.

Kirby Rogers has been out of work as a pipeline worker for three months, but over the past two days the McKinney resident has been working as hard as ever.

“I’m actually fired right now. I work in North Dakota. That’s where my snow and ice riding experience comes from,” Rogers said.

The 21-year-old just couldn’t sit at home during the winter storm, with his 4WD van parked outside.

“I’ve already had a few people contact me like, ‘hey you know, I know you’re comfortable with these roads, do you have the ability to help me with a ride’?”

Rogers posted free ride deals for anyone who needed to get somewhere safely.

Since Thursday morning, he said he has helped more than two dozen medical workers and others get to work while recruiting two friends to do the same.

Just the satisfaction of seeing the look on their faces that we were able to get out there and help them when they originally thought in their mind was, “Well fuck it, I’m gonna have to call work now”.

There are so many more examples of the North Texas community caring for each other.

Some McKinney residents, including Mayor George Fuller, worked to get a hot meal for a homeless man in a remote part of town who eventually accepted an offer of shelter.

In Plano, at least one resident spent hours Friday night trimming branches from a large downed tree in the court of a stranger.

“I thought I could clean up and put piles where it needs to be so when the city comes and picks it up too,” Nhia Thao said.

Thao appreciated the owner’s offer to accept whatever he cuts to bring home as firewood for the cold nights to come.

“They blessed me with wood and I should help them stack it so it’s tidy. Jhey they help me, keep me warm my family warm,” he said.

There are other kind gestures, from people helping pull vehicles out of ditches or making sure elderly people living alone get meals.

When Mother Nature brings her worst, North Texas seems to bring out her best.


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