John Wall looking out for Houstonians amid Texas power crisis
John Wall hasn’t been with the Houston Rockets for long but he’s already making a huge impact in the community. The five-time NBA All-Star graciously donated 600 Chick-fil-A sandwiches to the main Gallery Furniture location in the city, which is sheltering those affected by the unusually cold weather and failed infrastructure in the area.
Shortly after the Rockets’ supposed hosting of the Dallas Mavericks was postponed due to the situation, Wall took to Instagram to ask restaurants who can accommodate a large order of food. Considering several small-owned food businesses were closed due to the logistics strain, it was Chick-Fil-A who heeded the call.
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) February 19, 2021
On Thursday, Gallery Furniture retail store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale confirmed that Wall’s generous donation was already distributed to the sheltered people in Houston (via Yahoo Sports’ Ben DuBose).
“Mr. Wall is making a very generous donation of 600 sandwiches to the people that are sheltering here. It was very generous. I informed his representative that I’ve liked John ever since he played basketball at the University of Kentucky.”
#Rockets guard @JohnWall stepping up to help the folks sheltering at Gallery Furniture (@GFToday) on the North Freeway. Jim McIngvale (@MattressMack): “Mr. Wall is making a very generous donation of 600 @ChickfilA sandwiches to the people that are sheltering here… pic.twitter.com/ILXYFRvRbU
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 19, 2021
A separate tweet from the Rockets said they were also able to donate 500 meals courtesy of Whataburger.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) February 19, 2021
While we’re used to seeing Wall distribute the wealth to his teammates on the hardwood, his charitable acts have been heavily documented in the past as well. The 30-year-old speedster has been known as a pillar of the community in Washington D.C. during his 10-year stint with the Wizards.
John Wall has been playing well in his first stint in H-Town so far, notching 20.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 35.1 from deep in 19 games.