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This is the face of Houston, people who are giving in spirit," said Bill Baldwin, a real estate agent who started the Harvey Relief Hub, a one-stop place that dispatches volunteers to assignments and provides storm victims with everything from shampoo to dry shoes. "The kindness truly is the story of the storm."The generosity takes many forms: Neighbors wading through the floodwaters with elderly residents in their arms. Armadas of weekend boaters going door to door to rescue strangers of every race. Impromptu barbeque feasts for weary refugees. People lined up for a block outside a downtown shelter — to volunteer.To be sure, there have been scattered problems. Houston police say they have made 18 arrests for looting. Outside the city limits in Harris County, that number is about 100, which District Attorney Kim Ogg said is incredibly low for an area of nearly 5 million people."This speaks to the way Houstonians work and come together," Ogg said. "It's been a hallmark of our region."So what's so different about Houston? Some say its spirit is born of bitter experience with previous deadly hurricanes, including Allison, Ike and Rita. Others say it comes from being one of the nation's most racially diverse cities that's a mix of newcomers and native Texans. And still others say it's just what's done here.Houston native Andrew White was still grieving the Aug. 4 death of his father, former Texas Gov. Mark White, when the storm hit. But he didn't hesitate to use his 16-foot fishing boat as part of a flotilla known as the "Texas Navy" to help rescue people across the city."I'm not a hero, I just have a boat," White said. "That's what happened all over Houston."Dan Gannon, who is coordinating volunteers for the Church of St. John the Divine, said it has become common for him to send helpers to clear out a house, only to have other volunteers already there. When he sent lunch to a team of volunteers, another group had already brought food.Some out-of-towners have driven to Houston to help family or friends, only to find that strangers beat them to it. So instead, they've gone to the homes of people they don't know,... (Fox News)