HOUSTON, TEXAS – Thursday, September 7, 2017–19 pallets of bottled water were donated to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort by NBA player, Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers.
In connection with The Impact Movement, Inc. a faith-based 501(c)(3), Oladipo arranged for more than 600 cases of bottled water to be delivered to the area ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Beaumont, Texas businessman Joe Penland Senior, CEO of Quality MAT & founder of The Penland Foundation volunteered the use of his facility and trucks to receive and transport the water to hurricane victims.
Impact students from across the state of Texas gathered at the Quality MAT facility in Beaumont Texas to work alongside Quality MAT employees to deliver the much-needed bottled water to hurricane victims and to evacuees who have temporarily relocated to Beaumont, Texas.
At the request of Hip hop artist Chamillionaire, a Houston native, Impact volunteers then transported several pallets of water to Houston Texas to deliver the water to some of the hardest-hit areas of Houston. Chamillionaire joined the effort working alongside Impact volunteers to unload water and hand it to residents. “This city raised me. I just want to help people,” he said.
Impact staff member Curtis Campbell, of San Antonio Texas led the effort. “The recovery from Hurricane Harvey will be a long term project. Impact will be back to be a part of that journey, working alongside community organizations, and through our partner churches.”
The Impact Movement, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit, that engages college students and marketplace professionals and exists to serve and work in cooperation with and in support of the African American church with programs that include our college chapters, summer mission trips in the U.S. and Africa, and a national network of those engaged in youth and young adult ministry. Its mission is to equip Black students to become disciples of Jesus Christ.