Hurricane Harvey has been causing destruction throughout Southeast Texas since it made an appearance last Friday.
The most notable charitable efforts was that of Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, who started a relief fund that raised more than $20 million since Harvey hit. The Texas Rangers donated the charitable half from three of their home game raffles to the American Red Cross. The Dallas Cowboys held a telethon with former players to raise money. Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones also donated $100,000 to help The Salvation Army with Hurricane Harvey relief. The Texans and Cowboys agreed to use the money made during their preseason matchup towards Hurricane Harvey victims.
Notable members of the sports world we know so far who have made contributions to Harvey relief include: $25,000 from former Texas Ranger shortstop Alex Rodriguez, $21,000 from Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, $50,000 from Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, and $10 million from Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander.
God works through all situations to fulfill His purpose. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. Hard times can make it difficult to see God’s purpose especially when we only feel pain and grief. Unfortunately, tragedy is apart of life, but part of God’s purpose is for us to be united. Alone, we can do little; together we can do so much. This is one of the ways we can work through Him and let His glory show.