Congolese American former professional basketball player Dikembe Mutombo has donated $50,000 to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief fund to help the city he called his “second home.”
Mutombo expressed “It’s been very painful for me and my family to watch what is happening there… Houston is second home. We still have a house there. We have our clothes there, the furniture. I have not moved out of Houston. It’s very tragic to see those people who have lost everything and those that perish, it’s very sad.”
The hurricane which has killed more than 30 people and destroyed thousands of homes has currently resulted in more than 350,000 people registering for assistance from the federal government, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).