Hurricane Harvey is a natural disaster of historic proportions, and De’Aaron Fox and Justin Jackson are looking to give back.
Hurricane Harvey has walloped the city of Houston. Record amounts of rainfall — nearly 52 inches — have submerged the city, and people from all over the country are working around the clock and doing whatever possible to help. Houston natives De’Aaron Fox and Justin Jackson are also looking to participate.
According to ABC10’s Sean Cunningham, the two rookies will head home in September to play in a basketball game that’ll “benefit Houston relief efforts.”
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Jackson played his high school ball at the Homeschool Christian Youth Association in Houston before moving to North Carolina; Fox attended Cypress Lakes in Katy, a city about 30 miles West of Houston. Both were first-round picks of the Sacramento Kings in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Both gentlemen are the latest members of the NBA community to come to Houston’s aid. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander donated $10 million to Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Chris Paul gave $50,000 to the fund started by Houston Texans star J.J. Watt. On top of that, Gerald Green went around the city looking for people to rescue.
John Wall and Bradley Beal also did their part. They started a group text among players and executives in the Wizards organization, and they’ve raised upwards of $250,000.
I will also be doing my part to help by making individual donations to various charities. Additionally, TBN Media is taking 25 percent of all proceeds from our store, The Hub, and donating them to J.J. Watt’s organization.
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