Houston Texans defensive back Justin Reid helps organize drive to benefit Hurricane Ida victims

HOUSTON – Houston Texans defensive back Justin Reid said that the images of devastation caused by Hurricane Ida has been distressing on a personal level.

“It’s so tragic to see,” said Reid.  

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Strong safety Justin Reid #20 of the Houston Texans celebrates after recovering a fumble in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Reid is from Louisiana and said that when he saw the widespread devastation he knew he needed to do something to help. The professional football player partnered with the Houston Texans to host a relief drive from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the NRG Stadium Green Lot to help benefit the victims of Hurricane Ida.

Those who donate will receive a voucher for two tickets to the Houston Texans game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 12.

The public is being asked to donate non-perishable food, baby items, toiletries, personal protective equipment, and bottled water.

Houstonians who spoke with KPRC 2 said that they have experienced the generosity of others during times and felt compelled to help out.

“We went through Harvey and we went through other storms and I know the feeling,” said Debi Zavala, “We need to help out.”

“It is heartbreaking to see the devastation and knowing that kids and people are going without right now, so anything we can do to help,” Jennifer Wade said.

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