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Houston Rapper Trae Tha Truth Helps Rescue Evacuees in Hurricane Harvey Even Saves NBA Player Jonathan Simmons

Trae Tha Truth has been a major help in Houston, saving life and helping rescue evacuees as he travels around Houston in a boat. One of the brothers he saved happened to be former San Antonio Spur and current Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Simmons.

“Trae tha 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 attended the University of Houston before he began his NBA career. “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.”

From there, Simmons says he traveled to a friend’s house in Richmond, Texas with a few day’s worth of food and supplies. The home held at least 20 other people seeking refuge from the storm, so the food didn’t last long.


“We were good for three days, but my other friend’s house had started getting flooded early, so he came there to the house, too,” Simmons explained. “So that gave us another 11 extra people and most of them were kids. We had to let the kids eat first, so most of the last two days it was kind of rough (without food).” (XXL Mag)

Trae added, ““I tell ’em at the end of the day I’m just blessed to be alive,”  “At the end of the day, we’re able to fight another day.” If you would like to donate to help out CLICK HERE.

I would like to point out that Simmons said “we had to let the kids eat first, so most of the last two days it was kind of rough (without food), I think that’s why it’s very important for us to practice fasting. Not only is fasting good for us health wise, but it also trains our bodies to be prepared for times like this. There may be times when you can survive only on the food you have in the house and if the food you have in the house isn’t much you can’t eat it all at once, so being able to eat one meal a day, or one meal every other day is very beneficial in times like this.

STAND UP for self and let us do something for self and quit laying yourselves down to be nursed by others. Eat to live; one meal a day and not three meals a day.

(Reprinted from “How To Eat To Live,” Book Two, 1972.)

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