Houston Texans football team chips in for Oklahoma tornado relief

By Jim Goza, CCNN Guest Writer

Those of you who follow the National Football League (NFL) closely may remember that the 2012 Houston Texans ended their regular season with a sensational 12-4 record. This was good enough for the Texans to win the AFC West Division and to advance to the play-offs. Even though they lost in the second round of play-offs to the New England Patriots, the Texans played the entire 2012 season with heart and had their greatest success ever on the field.

houston texansNow, in 2013, the Texans are winning an even more important victory off of the field.  They recently donated $100,000 to help in the relief efforts in the wake of the devastating and deadly tornados in Oklahoma. Team owner Bob McNair and his wife Janice made the donation on behalf of their foundation and the team to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief in Oklahoma City.

The charity provides hot meals, clean water, moveable showers, laundry service, wreckage removal from the broken homes, childcare, and even medical assistance.

Speaking on behalf of the entire Texans team, McNair says, ”It’s just an unbelievable situation and we wanted to say: ‘We’re sorry they’ve had this disaster and hopefully this will help a little bit.”’

So, even if the Texans aren’t your hometown favorites, you have to admit that they have certainly given us all something to cheer about this year.