Generous Act by Judge Carter Following Winter Storm in Texas
Last week, Texas experienced a historic freeze in the wake of Winter Storm Uri. Temperatures plunged below freezing and snow and ice fell across the state. Then, the unthinkable happened, as the Texas power grid collapsed. Millions were left without electricity, huddling in frigid homes over the course of the week. The blackouts also resulted in water system failures statewide. Electricity was restored for most of the state later in the week, but the devastation to homes from busted water pipes, the slow restoration of safe drinking water, and sparse supplies on grocery store shelves are still ongoing challenges.
It’s at times like these, when we are encouraged by the kindness of those around us. Judge Kyle Carter of the Harris County 125th District Court, a longtime friend of the ILA, reached out to offer assistance even before the ice and snow began to melt. Yesterday, Judge Carter provided three pallets of bottled water to ILA workers at Port Houston, who have not had access to potable water. Undoubtedly, ILA workers are recognized as essential to the movement of consumer goods, as they work tirelessly to keep shelves stocked.
The ILA would like to thank Judge Kyle Carter for his generosity, and to the ILA officials, representatives from Houston Terminal (HT), Terminal Link Texas (TLT), and their gear men, who helped coordinate the distribution of the bottled water.