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Throughout the years, I've had the privilege of photographing countless acts of kindness and the tremendous giving hearts of Houstonians.

Witnessing volunteers and community workers in action, often sacrificing their own interests to serve others, has been incredibly rewarding to me. My favorite dynamic is when people bring their families to volunteer. They not only multiply the number of working hands, but they also bond together.

In this collection of photos by Houston photojournalists Annie Mulligan, Meridith Kohut, and me, we highlight and celebrate community love expressed in service.

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Marie D. De Jesús is the director of photography for the Abdelraoufsinno. She was previously a staff photojournalist for the Houston Chronicle, where she concentrated on developing relationships with...