Austin resident Andrew Bost spent his week driving around helping those who got stranded or needed assistance during the winter storms that pummeled the state.
“I got out in my four-wheel-drive truck when the snow hit, just to see how the truck would do. I found somebody who needed to be pulled out, so I did that,” he told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield.
Bost said he looked online for more volunteering opportunities and found others who were using their four-wheel-drive vehicles for good.
“I pulled some people out of ditches, I delivered some meals, I delivered some boiled water, I gave a ride to a nurse to a hospital, I cut some trees out of roads — just whatever I could find that needed to be done,” Bost said.
“In Texas, we don't often need four-wheel-drive, but this was that rare opportunity when it was absolutely necessary. And so it was good to be able to help people when I had the tool to do it,” he added.
All those he helped expressed a lot of gratitude, he said.