HOUSTON, Texas (FOX 26) - Among the glistening candle light outside of Houston City Hall Sunday night stood dozens of people. Many singing together, praying in different languages and religions, brought together by the storm.
"Events are taking place all over the city to remind people that we are much much stronger today than we have ever been," says Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Mayor Turner spoke as well as other community leaders about the importance of being together in a time of need.
Pastor E.A. Deckard of Greenhouse International Church and co-founder of the No More Bloodshed Movement commented about a time of volunteering during the storm. He says, "the first person out of that truck was a Muslim brother, he handed me the box, I'm a Christian, I handed the box to a Caucasian brother, who handed the box to a Hispanic brother, who handed the box to a Caucasian sister who handed it to a senior citizen who handed it to a millennial and I said wow, organically this chain took place and I said we should all come together and pray. As we were unloading that truck, no one cared about race, no one cared about religion or democrats or republicans, we were all concerned Houstonian's caring about one another."
Pastor Deckard organized the event to make sure those suffering loss, whether that be by loss of a family member, job, car or home, felt loved.
"I hated that the storm came, but let me just tell you I could literally not be more proud of this city," says Mayor Turner.