People across the state of Texas were hit hard by the recent winter storm that struck the region. The February blizzard led to power outages, water shortages, and dozens of deaths.
On Saturday, Hip Hop recording artist Travis Scott gave back to his hometown of Houston during its time of crisis. The “Antidote” rhymer’s Cactus Jack Foundation partnered with the city and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for a winter relief drive in the area.
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Scott’s mother and siblings were present at Willowridge High School. The contactless-event was only available through drive-up pick-up. Over 1,000 families received fresh produce, canned food, water, masks, and PPE gear. HCA Houston Healthcare provided volunteers. Fort Bend Independent School District provided school campus police as well as student and staff volunteers.
“The mission of the Cactus Jack Foundation is to empower and enrich the lives of youth by providing access to education and creative resources to ensure long-term success. The foundation believes the youth should not be prevented from attaining their lifetime goal and is committed to extending educational opportunities to all, regardless of their circumstances to achieve their dreams,” read a statement from the organization.
In addition, elderly residents were given home deliveries. Meals were also delivered to first responders who assisted Houstonians during the COVID-19 pandemic and the winter storm. All meals delivered in District K were provided by Harvest Market and delivered on Harvest Trolleys. Besides Mayor Turner, several other local politicians were in attendance.
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