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Texas Pol Turns Down Canadian Offer to Help, Instead Asks for 'Prayers'

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By    |   Friday, 01 Sep 2017 10:53 AM

The Canadian city of Quebec stands at the ready to help out Texas and the victims of Hurricane Harvey, be it beds, blankets, heavy machinery or prayers.

The latter is all that Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos asked for, CBC News is reporting.

Quebec Minister of International Relations Christine St-Pierre told CBC that she spoke with Pablos on Tuesday with an offer to help in pretty much any way she could.

"It was a conversation about how devastating the situation is and we want to express our support to the people of Texas," St-Pierre told CBC News.

Pablos declined the aid for now, instead asking for "prayers from the people of Quebec. He was very touched by the fact we called him," St-Pierre told CBC.

St-Pierre said the city sent 250 utility technicians to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to help restore power, something they offered to Texas, too.

"They are our friends, this is what friendship means," St-Pierre told CBC. "When you are friends, you call and you say, 'Do you need help?' and this is what it is."

Pablos became Texas secretary of state in January.

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