ABC13's Erica Simon speaks to Houston's Trae Tha Truth, who is using tragedy to help his community triumph.
Article originally posted on XXLmag.com by Nick Mojica
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.
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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