Rockets news: Chris Paul donates $50K, owner Les Alexander gives $4M to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
He is still yet to play a game for the Houston Rockets, but new addition Chris Paul is already endearing himself to the community, donating $50,000 to Houston Texans J.J. Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund for those in need after the devastation has seen many victims.
This came only minutes before Rockets owner Les Alexander and the team donated $4 million to Mayor Sylvester Turner‘s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) August 28, 2017
Watt was quick to acknowledge CP3’s donation as well, citing him as the reason his campaign had reached $500,000 and was now aiming for $1 million after reaching the milestone in 24 hours.
The generosity of @CP3's $50k donation is actually what put us over the $500k mark. Phenomenal stuff from donations both large and small.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 28, 2017
The Houston Astros, Texans, Rockets, and other Houston-based teams have all been incredibly proactive toward the cause, doing everything possible to help those in need of food, shelter, or emergency care.
Alexander released a statement on Twitter in name of the Rockets organization.
“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation to many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing. Leslie Alexander has contributed $4 million to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in an effort to help Clutch City come back stronger than ever. Please stay safe, Houston.”
Paul posted a “Pray for Texas” slogan on Twitter on Sunday when news first broke out of the weather phenomenon affecting Houston and other cities nearby. Houston natives like forward Gerald Green have chipped in to urge people to come together and help the cause.
My heart and prayers are with you Texas! pic.twitter.com/xva8ea2iEZ
— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 27, 2017