In the aftermath of a devastating hurricane in his hometown of Houston, Wizards shooting guard Sheldon Mac can draw one re-affirming positive, that his city is not alone in the recovery. People from all over have either donated money or supplies, or shown up to help begin what will surely be a long road back to normalcy. Mac's Wizards teammates have even pitched in to donate money.
Mac joined the Wizards Tipoff podcast recently to discuss how the hurricane affected him and his family. Mac returned to Houston just days before the hurricane hit after participating in the team's mini-camp in Los Angeles. After the storm came, he was stuck in his house for five days.
"We’re doing pretty fine right now. We were blessed enough that the water didn’t come in the house, but it was two feet away from coming in. We’re doing good right now. We’re just kind of scared watching it and having to watch it all day, every day and seeing how close it was to coming inside. But I’m okay, my family’s okay and my house is okay, so we’re very lucky to not have water come in," he explained.
Mac said the house behind his suffered flood damage and many others in his Pearland, TX neighborhood did as well. His family was fortunate, all things considered. Now he is doing his part to help others with an online fundraiser through YouCaring.com.
"That’s the only real positive thing you can take from this hurricane is to give back as much as you can. A lot of my friends and a lot of my teammates, they are giving back with donations, money, clothes, shoes, school items; which I’m doing myself with the Houston Food Bank and stuff like that. It’s great to see that people around me have great hearts and want to help out other people. It’s been great," he said.
For more on Mac's fundraiser, click here.
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