Veterans drive 22 hours to help after Texas storm

A group of veterans filled a rental truck with essentials and drove 22 hours straight to Texas to help people in need after a deadly storm. Chip Reid shares their story.

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NORAH O'DONNELL: For a lot of veterans, the devotion to service doesn't end when they retire from the military. CBS's Chip Reid met some vets who went above and beyond the call of duty.

CHIP REID: While watching the devastating Texas storm on TV, Marine Corps veteran Liz Hensel made a decision.

LIZ HENSEL: We need to do something.

CHIP REID: She called close friend David Pineda, a disabled Army veteran.

DAVID PINEDA: I said, "Let's rally the troops."

CHIP REID: With help from friends, they rented a truck and filled it with essentials.

LIZ HENSEL: 97 cases of water. We took blankets, socks, diapers.

CHIP REID: Even dog food.

LIZ HENSEL: Pets are a huge part of our lives, as you can clearly see.

CHIP REID: Hensel and two other Marine veterans then drove 22 hours, straight through the night, to a community center in Austin.

DAVID PINEDA: This is exactly what the families are asking for.

CHIP REID: How did it make you feel to do this?

DAVID PINEDA: Like we're back in action. We're still in service, we just doing it a different way.

CHIP REID: A different way for these veterans to serve their country.

Chip Reid, CBS News, Woodbridge, Virginia.

NORAH O'DONNELL: How grateful are we for our veterans? Just amazing.