Rescue Team near Wilcrest and Briar Forest Drive.
On Wednesday, August 30, I was given the chance to go out and join some incredible heroes in a civilian owned army truck to save people evacuated due to the massive flooding. My experience with the newly minted Addicks-Barker High Water Rescue team was an experience I will never forget. The members of the team I was with, Steven Gilbert, Ivan De Los Santos, Ilikiki Silva, Saul Sanchez, and Deborah Mabry, included two retired marines and three civilians who were fearless and willing to go wherever they were needed. Along the way we saw and connected with a number of government agencies and many civilians, who brought what they had—kayaks, jet skis, fishing boats, air boats, and giant trucks to rescue those in need. It was truly humbling to see these individuals working not for fame or fortune (most of them spent a good deal of their own money on this endeavor) but working for the good of humanity. August 30, 2017, Houston, Texas.