Rockets owner donates $500k to flood relief
Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has made a point to support his community as it struggles with the catastrophe of a recent flooding.
“It’s a really tough time in Houston right now with the weather and the flooding and everyone who has been displaced by the floods,” Rockets CEO Tad Brown told reporters Thursday.
To help displaced community members and those who are in need following the floods, Alexander is donating $500,000 to help Mayor Sylvester Turner with all relief efforts.
So far, the flooding has claimed seven lives, flooded an estimated 1,000 homes, and caused more than $5 billion in damage, according to CNN.
Game 3 of the Rockets’ series with the Golden State Warriors is scheduled to continue, since the worst of the flooding is over.
“This is the time we really need to help one another,” Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “On behalf of the Rockets, myself, all the family, friends, and fans, we wish you guys the best and hope everybody gets through these times. But again, we need to stick together through this.”