USA-Texas Storm/Social Assistance

Volunteers, aid organizations help community in Texas recover from winter storm disruptions

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA - Feb 20, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of volunteers passing daily necessities to residents, vehicles moving slowly along street
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ann Leblanc, President and Co-founder, Mercy Chefs (partially overlaid with shot 3):
"Some of our volunteers that are here today, they haven't moved back into their homes since the storm started. And the stories have been horrific to hear and we're just glad we could come and help the community."
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3. Volunteers, residents at distribution point
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4. Volunteers
5. Volunteers giving out supply to residents in car
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lorena Valle, Executive Pastor, Gateway Church:
"This city of Fort Worth has lost the power and has lost water filtration, so their water is contaminated. They're having to boil water. So in that moment we knew, we need to get some people to feed those that can't wash dishes, that can't wash their hands. Restaurants in our area are closed, they're not allowed to open."
7. Various of empty shelves in shop
8. Various of store staff giving resident cleaning water
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Madison Thompson, employee, Cowtown Brewery (partially overlaid with shot 10):
"We have the clean water, because we have the equipment to be able to make gallons and gallons of whatever liquid we need to, so we can just boil a ton of water and give it to whoever needs it, basically within a few hours."
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10. Various of water-cleaning equipment
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11. Empty bottles
12. Resident going out of store with clean water
13. Traffic, buildings in distance

Storyline


The U.S. state of Texas is grappling with widespread damage to its infrastructure following a severe winter storm, which has also disrupted water supply to residents.

Most households now have power but water supplies for more than 14 million people, nearly half the population, remain disrupted.

In Fort Worth, many of these families haven't had a home cooked meal in days. Last week's devastating storm left many homes without water, or worse.

Mercy Chefs brings mobile kitchens to disaster zones. Ann Leblanc, President and Co-founder of Mercy Chefs, said they are glad to help the community.

“Some of our volunteers that are here today, they haven't moved back into their homes since the storm started. And the stories have been horrific to hear and we're just glad we could come and help the community," said Leblanc.

According to a staff member, volunteers were invited here by the local church that saw a growing need for food assistance.

Lorena Valle, Executive Pastor at Gateway Church, said many residents were faced with shortages in clean water supply.

"This city of Fort Worth has lost the power and has lost water filtration, so their water is contaminated. They're having to boil water. So in that moment we knew, we need to get some people to feed those that can't wash dishes, that can't wash their hands. Restaurants in our area are closed, they're not allowed to open," said Valle.

Stores have begun reopening, but some essential supplies, like drinking water, are scarce.

A Cowtown Brewery employee said they are using some of the brewery’s equipment to provide clean water to residents in need.

"We have the clean water, because we have the equipment to be able to make gallons and gallons of whatever liquid we need to, so we can just boil a ton of water and give it to whoever needs it, basically within a few hours," said the employee Madison Thompson.

Exhausted from delayed repairs and shortages of supplies, some visitors could not hold back their tears over finally getting clean water.

A state widely known for its hospitality, Texas has been through several major disasters in recent years. And this latest disaster has proven once again that its residents will come together during hard times.

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  • ID : 8178901
  • Dateline : Feb 20, 2021
  • Location : United States
  • Category : disaster and accident
  • Duration : 1'22
  • Audio Language : English/Nats
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Published : 2021-02-23 12:41
  • Last Modified : 2021-02-23 17:48:58
  • Version : 1
  • ID : 8178901
  • Dateline : 20 févr. 2021
  • Location : États-Unis
  • Category : disaster and accident
  • Duration : 1'22
  • Audio Language : Anglais/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : Pas d’accès dans la partie continentale de Chine
  • Published : 2021-02-23 17:38
  • Last Modified : 2021-02-23 17:48:58
  • Version : 1

USA-Texas Storm/Social Assistance

Volunteers, aid organizations help community in Texas recover from winter storm disruptions

Dateline : Feb 20, 2021

Location : United States

Duration : 1'22

  • English
  • Français


Fort Worth, Texas, USA - Feb 20, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of volunteers passing daily necessities to residents, vehicles moving slowly along street
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ann Leblanc, President and Co-founder, Mercy Chefs (partially overlaid with shot 3):
"Some of our volunteers that are here today, they haven't moved back into their homes since the storm started. And the stories have been horrific to hear and we're just glad we could come and help the community."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
3. Volunteers, residents at distribution point
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
4. Volunteers
5. Volunteers giving out supply to residents in car
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lorena Valle, Executive Pastor, Gateway Church:
"This city of Fort Worth has lost the power and has lost water filtration, so their water is contaminated. They're having to boil water. So in that moment we knew, we need to get some people to feed those that can't wash dishes, that can't wash their hands. Restaurants in our area are closed, they're not allowed to open."
7. Various of empty shelves in shop
8. Various of store staff giving resident cleaning water
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Madison Thompson, employee, Cowtown Brewery (partially overlaid with shot 10):
"We have the clean water, because we have the equipment to be able to make gallons and gallons of whatever liquid we need to, so we can just boil a ton of water and give it to whoever needs it, basically within a few hours."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
10. Various of water-cleaning equipment
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
11. Empty bottles
12. Resident going out of store with clean water
13. Traffic, buildings in distance


The U.S. state of Texas is grappling with widespread damage to its infrastructure following a severe winter storm, which has also disrupted water supply to residents.

Most households now have power but water supplies for more than 14 million people, nearly half the population, remain disrupted.

In Fort Worth, many of these families haven't had a home cooked meal in days. Last week's devastating storm left many homes without water, or worse.

Mercy Chefs brings mobile kitchens to disaster zones. Ann Leblanc, President and Co-founder of Mercy Chefs, said they are glad to help the community.

“Some of our volunteers that are here today, they haven't moved back into their homes since the storm started. And the stories have been horrific to hear and we're just glad we could come and help the community," said Leblanc.

According to a staff member, volunteers were invited here by the local church that saw a growing need for food assistance.

Lorena Valle, Executive Pastor at Gateway Church, said many residents were faced with shortages in clean water supply.

"This city of Fort Worth has lost the power and has lost water filtration, so their water is contaminated. They're having to boil water. So in that moment we knew, we need to get some people to feed those that can't wash dishes, that can't wash their hands. Restaurants in our area are closed, they're not allowed to open," said Valle.

Stores have begun reopening, but some essential supplies, like drinking water, are scarce.

A Cowtown Brewery employee said they are using some of the brewery’s equipment to provide clean water to residents in need.

"We have the clean water, because we have the equipment to be able to make gallons and gallons of whatever liquid we need to, so we can just boil a ton of water and give it to whoever needs it, basically within a few hours," said the employee Madison Thompson.

Exhausted from delayed repairs and shortages of supplies, some visitors could not hold back their tears over finally getting clean water.

A state widely known for its hospitality, Texas has been through several major disasters in recent years. And this latest disaster has proven once again that its residents will come together during hard times.

ID : 8178901

Published : 2021-02-23 12:41

Last Modified : 2021-02-23 17:48:58

Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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