Carolyn Smith greets drivers as they pull into the parking lot.Î¾ In a matter of minutes they'll have a carload of ice, water and food.Î¾Î¾
"How long did you have to wait"
Reply from FEMA supply receiver: "About ten minutes."
"Alright! (hand clap)"
Carolyn says being here helping out is her duty.
"I've been in a place where I needed help.Î¾ And I just want to give back."
Bill Stamps: "How does that make you feel?"
On the other side of the parking lot is Tangela Palmer.
"No water, we're out."
This isn't the first time she's volunteered after a disaster.
"Katrina, Rita, just about everything we have around Houston aboard."
Tangela is part of the pit stop crew.Î¾ Cars pull up,Î¾pop the truck, then Tangela andÎ¾other volunteers put in the supplies.Î¾ And why does she do it?
"Just the pleasure of helping others.Î¾ That's it."
And with many people still without power there are plenty of people who need her help.Î¾
Î¾Bill Stamps. KUHF-Houston Pubic Radio.