Harvey is one mean bad Dude. He hit with the biggest Hurricane Texas has ever known. The waves we high and brutal. All the Texas seaports trains planes, and roads were down and out from Harvey’s hurricane force. He then threw tornados to add to the destruction. Harvey threw in the biggest punch of all, the biggest rainfall in the history of Texas and the USA.
JJ was trapped, but he still had his Smart Phone. He and his buddies were in the locker room. No practice, no game, no press, no fans or family. He still had his Smart Phone. He called some of his Buds and gave them the “straight scrawny”.” Our fans are in a world of hurt and the flood has not even started yet. They got nothing except what they are wearing right now. The house, car, money, food, and everything they got will be gone. The rain keeps coming. They all are in a world of hurt. We got the best First Responders in the world on the way and will get to them to high ground. Right now, the folks are told to get on the roof.” His friends were getting the message.
How are they getting out? Where can they go? How are they getting off the roof.? There is no way except by boats and choppers.” JJ fired back to his buddies. “Hey, you forget, this is Texas.
Then JJ laid out the game plan. These folks were going to need food, water, and basic stuff like soap, toilet paper, under wear, washcloths, towels, and toys for kids and doggie bones and cat food and dolls. On your first trip get here with about $250,000 worth of stuff.
Then JJ’s message hit social media. Within hours the funds for stuff hit $500,000, and by now it is over $10,000,000.
This weekend JJ and friends were in those stinking smelly, horribly damaged places handing out stuff to people who had just lost everything except what they were wearing and carrying.
There were hugs, smiles, tears and cheers of joy. The stuff that JJ and friends brought that day will be long gone shortly. But something that happened will be a part of history.
Over two thousand years ago THE Teacher said, “HE IS THE GREATEST WHO SERVES THE MANY”.
In 1961, President Kennedy said in his first speech “ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY”.
Zig Ziglar say it this way. “YOU CAN HAVE EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN LIFE, IF YOU WILL JUST HELP ENOUGH OTHER PEOPLE GET WHAT THEY WANT”.
J.J. Watt gave HOPE where the was very little to hope for. We all thank you