In addition to FEMA and other sources, there are a number of private companies who have responded (and are still responding) to Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters across the country. These companies are often small (in comparison), family-owned operations, but they make a huge impact. Operating their own equipment, and sometimes leasing additional heavy equipment at the destination site, these companies tackle the work of removing debris, downed trees, and opening roadways. They are a huge part of the recovery process.
So here’s to those who leave their homes and families for weeks on end, who live out of hotels and travel trailers, and who dig through the rubble and destruction to allow healing and progress to take place.
This is the heart of America.