Mayweather donates 200 Million to Houston In Relief of Hurricane

Floyd Mayweather Jr. donating a large amount of his boxing winnings to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts is FAKE NEWS.  There is no truth to a report that the boxer who recently beat Conor McGregor in a heavily hyped boxing match was giving aid in the form of money to Hurricane Harvey victims. Things people do for clicks. 

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There is a well known saying that “To whom much is given, much is expected” and by all accounts, it appears Floyd Mayweather knows what he means on the world stage. He is living up to that expectation.

By way of financial support, the newly retired American boxer, Mayweather has offered an overwhelming sum of money to the Hurricane Harvey victims.

The World No. 1 undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather has donated 200 million dollars to help rebuild Houston, after the most populous city in the state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States was slammed by Hurricane Harvey on Sunday.

The donation which will be utilized through his foundation was announced today after he traveled to Houston to ascertain the damage caused by the hurricane.

“It is a humanitarian gesture, an act of solidarity and support for a brotherly affected people,” the American boxing hero said.

“My thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Houston. My initiative is donating $200m to the entire Houston community to assist and house victims of the devastating flood that has rendered people homeless. The fund is intended to provide shelter, food, clothing and medicines.” – Mayweather added.

On Sunday, sprawling and soaked Houston metro area and other deluged towns in southeast Texas were braced for devastating floods and pummeling rainfall as Tropical Storm Harvey stalled over land and drenched dogged searchers and anxious residents.

A flash flood emergency was in effect for parts of the Houston area. National Weather Service and local officials advised Houston-area residents to avoid traveling.

Three to 4 inches of rainfall were reported in the region in one hour’s time. First responders investigated the report of a woman swept away in her vehicle by floodwaters.
“Stay put,” the National Weather Service said.

It was confirmed the downpour is going to last four to five days.

Source: Houston Chronicles TV – WHOOO? 

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