On Thursday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that Texans owner Janice McNair had donated $1 million to the city’s rent relief package.
Janice McNair, #Texans owner & co-founder, stepping up in a big way, again.Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Mrs. McNair donated $1,000,000 to the city’s rent-relief program: “She kept repeating,she didn’t want to see people out on the streets,losing their homes or being evicted.” pic.twitter.com/5eOXr9hjdC— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 6, 2020
Considering that the average rent cost in Houston is $1,118.00, this donation could cover around 900 households for the next month! Sports franchises normally give back to the community as a sign of good faith (not to mention positive publicity). However, Madame McNair had this to say about the situation:
“So many are struggling to provide for their families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” remarked McNair. “It was extremely important to me and my family to step up and make sure the most vulnerable in our community don’t lose their homes at this critical time. It’s one thing we can do to keep families together and provide some hope to people who need it. I’m thankful to Mayor Turner for providing programs focused on assisting our neighbors.”
Aww, how sweet. This isn’t the first time that Janice has given to a good cause. Last year, she donated $5 million to Pro-Vision Inc., which is a group that focuses on serving underdeveloped sections of Houston. With that money, Pro-Vision was able to build a football field, track, and lhousing in the Sunnyside neighborhood.
It’s good to see the wealthy giving back to the community. Sure, it's a drop in the bucket in terms of overall net worth. However, any relief right now can go a very long way. It could always be worse, you know. We could have Dan Snyder as our team’s owner.