With approximately 1.4 million Houstonians battling through below-freezing temperatures and lost power, a water crisis, bursting frozen pipes or a boil notice, Houston Texans players are stepping up in big ways to offer resources to the Houston community. With one of our main pillars being: "Do great things for Houston," Texans players were inspired to donate generators, food, water and so much more to the great people of Houston.
Here are just a few ways they are giving back:
- Randall Cobb and wife Aiyda Cobb donated a total of $10,000 to Baby2Baby and Houston Food Bank.
- Randall Cobb donated meals to the first 150 first responders and front line workers at Raising Canes Tuesday night
- CB Keion Crossen donated a generator to the DePelchin Children's Home rehabilitation center to help warm the children staying there after having been without power for a week and donated a generator to Trinity East United Methodist Church.
- FB Cullen Gillaspia teamed up with Bills' Tyrel Dodson to donate hot meals to storm victims.
- Jacob Martin is raising funds to support Houstonians in need and has volunteered to feed 200 families through Harvest Time Church.
Whitney Mercilus and Justin Reid
- Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus and S Justin Reid, along with celebrity deejay DJ Big Reeks, teamed up with other celebrities to join Clubhouse to help raise money for Texas. The three kicked off the week-long telethon on Sunday, Feb 21. For more information please click the link to Clubhouse press release.
Charles Omenihu and Tytus Howard
- DE Charles Omenihu and RT Tytus Howard donated $2,000 worth of meals, $1,000 apiece, to feed families in need through Katfish and Grits.
- Laremy Tunsil donated 148 cases of water to Boys & Girls Club families yesterday at a food distribution at the Morefield Club and assisted with distributing all items.
- QB Deshaun Watson and Lefty's Cheesesteak provided meals to Houston police officers during the arctic blast that severely impacted the City of Houston and the State of Texas.
- LS Jon Weeks and Lady Texan Amanda donated $2,500 to the Houston Food Bank.