MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — The donation center at Hard Rock Stadium was bustling with cars lined up to give Friday.
The effort to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey began thanks to defensive backs Xavien Howard and Michael Thomas with the Miami Dolphins. Both of them are from Houston and their schools are being used as shelters.
“I love it that people can put whatever they got going to the side and drop everything and come and lend a helping hand in a time of need. It’s amazing,” said Thomas.
And people have been very generous. For three days they’ve been lining up to give, like Deborah Burrows.
“I feel happy to do it,” said Burrows. “I also want to give because we all need. At some point, at some time, we all need.”
People have been so generous that they’ve loaded up three trucks already.
The trucks are heading out to Thomas’ and Howard’s schools that are now being used as shelters. Both players are grateful for the help.
“It doesn’t matter if they’re not from Houston and they have no Houston ties. They see or hear that babies need diapers, they’ll come and bring a tub load of diapers. They bring all the old clothes that they don’t wear anymore, cases of water because these people can’t get to stores to buy water, so it’s amazing man,” Thomas said.
Thousands have stopped by to donate, leaving a mound of items behind to be shipped to Houston. And to get it there, All My Sons Moving & Storage answered the call to help. They offered up their drivers and trucks to get the donations to the people who need them.