Trae Tha Truth Helps Rescue Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

Jonathon Simmons

Jonathon Simmons

Orlando Magic shooting guard and Houston native Jonathon Simmons said he had to "ride a boat, walk through muddy water and ride on the back of a dumpster truck" to escape from the city's flooding caused by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. We had to let the kids eat first, so most of the last two days it was kind of rough (without food).

The friend's house never flooded, but Simmons and his group had to evacuate in order to leave the area. "On the upside and the brighter side, there's that seeing how people have been there to help one another". "They came and got (Trae) and then he came and got us right away". "Luckily, none of my family was seriously affected, but I see a lot of my friends suffering and that's hard".

With his hometown under water as the deadly storm wreaked havoc on Houston, Simmons says he's trying to focus on the generosity he's seen and experienced over the last few days.

While that house wasn't quite flooded, they had ran out of food after taking in people from houses that did, leaving them with over 20 people in the house, including many kids.

Earlier today, Trae tha Truth was interviewed by local FOX26 News in Houston where he told the reporter that he's trying his best to help local natives find their way to safety. "When I was little, my mom always kept the fridge full of stuff [during hurricanes]". Trae was interviewed on a boat alongside the fire department and other rescue volunteers who are going through the Houston streets to help anyone who are victims of the flood and need shelter. "They brought a boat to Houston because [Trae] had to evacuate as well", Simmons said. "This time, I ate a pack of ramen noodles and that's all for like a day-and-a-half".

Simmons said he has been unable to get back to his high-rise condo in downtown Houston because of the flooding in the area, and that he's still without a vehicle for transportation. It was insane, " elaborated Simmons. "Most of the kids were old enough to walk, but one of them I had to carry with me".

Simmons is now fixated on giving back.

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