A group of bakers decided to help their community when they saw that they were stranded due to the waters of hurricane Harvey.

Four bakers of the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston, Texas, were about to head home from a late shift when they saw they couldn’t leave safely due to flooded streets. Rather than worry, the bakers decided to keep the ovens going and bake hundreds of loaves for the hurricane victims.

The bakery’s electricity lasted through the day and night, as they baked Mexican pastries and breads particular to the shop’s specialty. The bakers used over four thousand pounds of flour by the time rescue workers arrived.

After baking all that bread, the El Bolillo distributed the bread to emergency shelters all around Houston.

Elizabeth is from southern West Virginia. She graduated with her Bachelor's from Franciscan University. She enjoys reading, hiking, dancing, and attempting to play the piano correctly. A writer since childhood, she hopes to help the world through her words.