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ESPN - Gerald Green's journey from unemployment to hometown hero

His heart was willing, but Green lacked direction, doing what he could while wishing he could do more. That changed after he received a congratulatory Instagram direct message from Houston rapper Trae tha Truth after Green signed with the Rockets. Green replied, asking about the Relief Gang, aware that Trae tha Truth and Justin Rogers, aka DJ Mr. Rogers, had put their music careers on hold to commit to the cause.

Soon after, Green was a regular with the Relief Gang on off days, doing everything from unloading supplies at a warehouse the city temporarily allowed them to use, to meeting with families in need and working with the Rockets to secure corporate assistance from companies such as Rooms To Go.

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XXL Mag - Trae Tha Truth Treats 60 Families to Supercross Event


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Following his heroic efforts in Houston after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey last year, Trae Tha Truth's work was noticed by motocross star Joshn Hansen who wanted to partner with the rapper.

Trae's Relief Gang charity and Hansen's Livin100 and Nut Up Industries recently teamed up to take 60 families affected by the storm to a Supercross event. “I saw what Trae was doing, and I told him, 'hey I want to be a part [of this] however I can,'" Hansen told Fox Sports.

The Supercross event is just the latest charitable effort from Trae. In December, his group partnered with Cigna and JC Penny to give Houston families in need a $71,000 shopping spree.

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Complex - Trae Tha Truth and Chamillionaire Brought Food and Water to Texas Inmates Affected by Harvey

While Hurricane Harvey was still active, and pelting Houston plus the surrounding area with trillions of gallons of water, rapper Trae Tha Truth rescued dozens of stranded residents by boat, including Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons.

Now the storm is over, and though the skies are no longer leading an all-out assault on the Southeastern Texas metropolis, there's still a practically unfathomable amount of recovery work to be done. On Saturday, in the aftermath of the hurricane, Trae, as well as fellow Houston product Chamillionaire, delivered food, water, and other supplies to inmates at Jefferson County Prison, which lies just east of H-Town.

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Billboard - Trae Tha Truth Rescues NBA Player

As the devastation continues in Texas, some positive stories have surfaced in the flood waters. On Wednesday, NBA star Jonathan Simmons revealed in an interview with John Denton that rapper Trae Tha Truth rescued him with his boat from Hurricane Harvey's flooding in Houston. 

"Trae the Truth, the rapper, is from Houston and we know a mutual friend from San Antonio. They brought a boat to Houston because [Trae] had to evacuate as well," said Simmons, who played at the University of Houston during his collegiate years. "They came and got [Trae] and then he came and got us right away. Luckily, I had a friend in the area who could help us out." 

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