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James Harden donates $1 million to Harvey help

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The Beard is doing his part to help Houston with disaster relief.

NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

We’re a little late on this one, as it happened over the weekend, but Houston Rockets superstar James Harden donated $1 million of his own money to help the victims of the Hurricane Harvey disaster.

The Beard and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner got together and announced the donation at a press conference in front a group of displaced residents at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Harden’s donation comes after Rockets owner Les Alexander led the way with a $10 million donation of his own, and several other Rockets and ex-Rockets, including Chris Paul, Clint Capela, and Steve Francis, have also stepped up to lend a helping hand.

The Beard also made a point to thank J.J. Watt for everything he’s doing for the city of Houston, as Watt’s fundraiser has really taken off. Originally with a goal of $200,000, as of September 3, Watt’s fundraiser has taken in a mind-boggling $18.5 million.

Way to go, guys. It’s great to see so many people step up with generosity for Houston in its time of need. You often see people’s character in time of tragedy, and the city of Houston and its residents have gone above and beyond to help out each other during this trying time.