Sampson’s post-Harvey call for national donations exemplified Houston spirit
The effect on the community was indisputably positive. Later, during the season on the bus rides to Texas Southern’s basketball stadium, the team could see kids and adults wearing new athletic clothes from all over the nation.
Sampson and his team’s effort is just another example of how effective people can be when they band together. The drive was an exercise of human empathy, and the country’s response renewed many on the teams’ faith in humanity.
Even in the city, neighbors helped each other get back on their feet. The people of Houston worked together to rebuild after collectively absorbing the pain caused by Harvey.
“It was just people helping people,” Sampson said, “Disasters don’t care who they’re hitting. They’re just going to hit you. I was really proud of our city and the way we handled that.”