As relief efforts have been ramping up in the Greater Houston Area, many athletes have been donating their time, energy, and money in order to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
It turns out that one athlete and his family were some of those victims that needed help.
Been raining like 2 whole days none stop #harvey
— The Jonathon Simmons (@ThaRealJsimms) August 29, 2017
Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has donated $10 million and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt started his online donation campaign Sunday evening continues to surpass every goal set – which has been on a daily basis.
Watt’s last goal was $10 million. He hit it in a day.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 31, 2017
They aren’t the only ones from the sports world helping. The University of Houston’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson put out a plea on Twitter for his collegiate colleagues to send supplies and the response has been overwhelming.
Chris Paul, who has not played one game for the Rockets yet, was one of the first players to donate to Watt’s campaign with a check for $50,000.
Man, it just dawned on me that Chris Paul went through Hurricane Katrina with the Hornets & now Hurricane Harvey with the Rockets. Damn.
— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) August 30, 2017
The number of teams, colleges, leagues, and athletes doing what they can for the relief efforts in Houston can’t even be put in this story because the names are being posted on social media at such a rapid pace.
Celebrities, corporations, hard-working people like you are giving what you can to an area completely crippled by Harvey and its subsequent rain that seemed like it would never stop falling.
Houston native Jonathon Simmons, who played for the San Antonio Spurs for the last two seasons but is now a forward for the Magic, is one of the beneficiaries of all of that help.