After the deadly winter storm that hit the city of Houston last month, Texas suffered a shortage of water and electricity for several days. The disaster was declared a major catastrophe by US president Joe Biden, but Houston residents were able to count on the support of rapper Travis Scott. Indeed, the rapper appealed to his foundation to come to the aid of the inhabitants of the city.
The Cactus Jack Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Travis Scott, it launched an emergency relief campaign to help the city, setting up shop in Houston’s local school, Willowridge High School to do so. While respecting precautionary measures of COVID-19, the foundation provided more than 1,000 families with fresh produce, canned food, water, masks and personal protective equipment.
Some of the older people who were close to the distribution site had items delivered directly to their homes.
The Cactus Jack Foundation also partnered with the Houston Health Foundation, Harvest Market, HCA Houston Healthcare, and the Fort Bend Independent School District to make the relief event possible.
The foundation announced on its Instagram account, last week “TRAVIS SCOTT AND CACTUS JACK FOUNDATION PARTNER WITH CITY OF HOUSTON TO LAUNCH EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM PROVIDING 50,000 HOT MEALS TO HOUSTON RESIDENTS EFFECTED BY THE 2021 TEXAS WINTER FREEZE”.