Reasons I love living in Rockport, Texas #Mytownproud

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I live in Rockport, Texas and I have never been prouder of my town than I am right now. We survived Hurricane Harvey and although we are not 100% yet and probably won’t be for a long time, we do have pride and we do care about our neighbors and are willing to help each other out. Rockport, TX is a small rural town on the Gulf of Mexico in South Texas, prior to the hurricane we were known simply as a quiet retirement kind of place.

We have farmers, business people, families, and churches that were all affected from the storm. We didn’t mind rolling up our sleeves and helping each other out for days, even weeks to try and get some type of normalcy back to our town.

We have lost our crops, our stores, our restaurants and even our homes, but we haven’t given up. Our farmers are back at work, people are rebuilding our stores and restaurants and homeowners are working nonstop to make their homes livable again.

I am proud of my community and even my state of Texas for everything they have done to help us rebuild. We have never had a disaster like this and we did what came naturally. We fed our neighbors, gave clothes to the needy, took water to strangers and even offered our homes and showers to those who had none.

Days after the storm, we delivered free eggs to our neighbors. We were all without electricity and since we had chickens we had fresh eggs, no stores were open, nor gas stations, so a lot of time, that would be all they would have to eat. We made do and we shared with each other. We had a home full of refugees and no one complained.

This is what makes me proud of my hometown!!

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Comments

  1. Aw bless you it must have been so difficult to get through Hurricane Harvey but I am so glad that you and the community were able to keep each other going. I can see why you are so proud of your town as it has a wonderful community spirit.

  2. I’m sure the hurricane tested the spirit of the people here. Surely their sense of humour seems intact!

  3. I’ve wondered how people in communities like yours have been doing. During this summer’s hurricanes, I was glued to the coverage. It just shows that people are (mostly) kind and pull together during times of need. I hope you’ll continue to give us updates in the coming months. x

  4. I think it’s so nice that you all helped each other out and did what you could x

  5. I would love to visit Texas some day. I have family and friends there. Just need to find the time and money to plan a visit. I can see why you are proud of your community. It sounds amazing.

  6. It’s fantastic the community spirit that you guys had during Hurricane Harvey and it’s lovely to take pride in where you live 🙂

  7. That is so great that after the hurricane you were there for each other to help each other out. I definitely think of the American spirit when I think of that kind of attitude of helpfulness that we have towards each other.

  8. Love reading your post. You are an inspiration to many. A whole community coming together in a time of need, an example to be followed by all, Well Done. May God bless you all and continue giving you the courage and strength to continue. xoxo

  9. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    You can inspire a lot of people with showing how coming together for a common good helps every member of a community. I pray that you will continue helping and supporting each other not only during/after a calamity but everyday. God Bless.

  10. Sad to see how much damage was done. But it’s always great to know that someone like you had that much spirit after the disaster. God bless.

  11. IM so glad communities are there for each other, sending so much love, we all take things or granted in life so its time to appreciate the lilttle we have as some have lost SO much, god bless u!! u have an amazing spirit!!

  12. My husband and I traveled all over the coast for our honeymoon and Rockport was our favorite! We went to so many beaches and hotels, I can’t remember them all but I know we LOVED LOVED LOVED Rockport. By far, the best beach 🙂

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