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NFL's Texans donate $500K to Winter Storm Uri relief efforts in Houston

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Team owner Janice McNair and the Houston Texans are donating $500,000 to help with the recovery from the winter storm that struck the area last week.

The Texans made the donation to the Greater Houston/Harris County 2021 Winter Storm Relief Fund. The donation will aid local nonprofits to "target the unmet needs of families who need additional help to recover, including assistance with plumbing and home repairs, temporary housing and other basic issues."

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Winter Storm Uri caused significant damage in Houston and other areas of Texas, leaving a large number of people without power and water. Some residents remain without power, and many suffered major damage to their homes due to the freezing temperatures.

"We are happy to lend a helping hand to our fellow neighbors during challenging times like these," McNair said in a statement Monday. "I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to [Houston] Mayor [Sylvester] Turner and [Harris County] Judge [Lina] Hidalgo for their leadership of the relief fund and including us in the recovery efforts.

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"This city is full of strong and resilient people who will benefit greatly from these funds."

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Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair also was named to the advisory board of the Greater Houston/Harris County 2021 Winter Storm Relief Fund, which will oversee and administer the grant distribution process.

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