Hurricane Harvey

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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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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