Arian Foster pitches in to aid Harvey relief

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) hands his glove to a fan after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Houston. The Texans beat the Jaguars 34-17.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Former NFL running back Arian Foster still has a home in Houston, where he spent most of his illustrious eight-year career with the Texans. His home wasn’t in too bad of bad shape following the devastating flooding that continues to impact southeast Texas.

Foster is now setting his sights on helping others around the Houston community who weren’t as fortunate when it came to impact from the flooding. Foster and his brother, Abdul, opened up Abdul’s gym in the city for people to donate food, clothing and other supplies to support Hurricane Harvey victims.

The house Arian was renting in Houston sustained flooding but he and his brother still felt it imperative to help those in worse shape.

“We were kind of locked in our house for like three days, just sitting around kind of being helpless and feeling helpless,” Foster said to the Associated Press via ESPN. “We thought once it dries up we need to do something to show our support to the community and use what little platform we have to help others that want to give but don’t know where to give and try to help organize the rebuilding in the city.”

Lines of cars were reportedly waiting outside Abdul’s gym, which has been used to train many NFL players. The brothers were also set to send supplies to Port Arthur, which has most recently been affected by the storm.

“I’m definitely impressed, but I’m not surprised,” Arian said. “It’s just a testament to the people in the community that have that good spirit and want to see other people do good.”

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