Trae the Truth, Relief Gang donate 100 Christmas trees, other holiday items to families in need

HOUSTON – Houston rapper and activist Trae The Truth stepped up in a big way to help families during the holidays. On Saturday, his non-profit, The Relief Gang gave Christmas trees to 100 families.

“2020 has been a real, real devastating year for a lot of people,” said Trae the Truth, whose real name is Frazier Othel Thompson III.

The giveaway was held at a parking lot on Emancipation Avenue near the BBVA Stadium and people started lining up at 6 a.m.

“We are giving out 100 Christmas Trees, ornaments, tree stands, COVID-19 kits with mask, sanitizer, gloves and our special ‘Mask Up’ that’s what we are doing today,” Trae The Truth said.

Volunteers from the Relief Gang were hard at work filling up trunks and backseats. Many families say they’re grateful for the help.

“We didn’t have a Christmas tree. This is our first year with a Christmas tree and I’m really excited,” Melissa Silver said.

“It’s a big blessing something unexpected and especially with the whole pandemic not being able to work it,” one woman said.

“It’s awesome it’s money we don’t have to spend. It’s money that we can use on gifts or toys for the kids,” Trenton Perkins said.