20 trillion gallons of flood water, $125 billion dollars in relief aid needed, 51.88 inches of rainfall and 900 emergency calls per hour are just a few of the effects of Hurricane Harvey. ABC News calls it a “Historic Devastation” and The National Hurricane Center calls it a “Tropical Depression.” But, to the millions of people in Texas right now this is just reality. While our 24-hour news cycle is filled with images and stories of devastation, there are also many stories of strength, resilience and people helping other people. One of those is former USMC combat veteran and long time Signature supporter, Christian Talavera.
Christian T, an 8 year USMC combat veteran and long time Signature supporter has dedicated his life to helping others. After his service in the Marine Corp, he became a government contractor in Afghanistan helping run the bases overseas. Later he went on to work at the VA furthering his dedication to his military brethren. He didn’t stop there and conducted several humanitarian missions in Haiti and Africa. Now, he is helping support the efforts in Texas for Hurricane Harvey. he arrived equipped with a rescue team. Navigating through the flood waters by boat he and the team began searching for survivors in Houston. Throughout his many missions, he never forgets his Signature Flag hat.
Since the hurricane touched down, we have been bombarded with tragic footage, dire statistics, non-stop news. Luckily along with that, stories have emerged of courage and human kindness, such as those displayed by Christian. Signature just wanted to shout-out its loyal supporter and thank him for all the ways in which he has served. Follow him and his journey on Facebook under the name Christian Talavera. Also you can help the efforts in Houston by checking out Christian’s Go Fund Me here and making a donation.