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Houston Rockets: James Harden donates $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 10: NBA star James Harden of Houston Rockets, attends a basketball event by Tmall of Alibaba Group during his China tour on August 10, 2017 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 10: NBA star James Harden of Houston Rockets, attends a basketball event by Tmall of Alibaba Group during his China tour on August 10, 2017 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
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Houston sports figures are stepping up big with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

James Harden is the latest big time athlete to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief. The Beard returned home to Houston for the first time since the big storm.

$1 million will be going towards the fund that Mayor Sylvester Turner created. He met with people at the George R. Brown Convention Center and made his big announcement.

Harden joins Houston athletes such as J.J. Watt and Chris Paul in helping out during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Watt’s open fund has been one of the more lucrative ones so far, with over $15 million raised.

Here are some pictures from Harden’s event at the Convention Center:

James Harden visited Houstonians @GRBCC and has announced $1 million donation to Mayor Turner's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/nNF0N6QbDI

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) September 2, 2017

A couple Harden quotes

James Harden had some good quotes in regards to the donation. He said he wants to “try to find a way to put smiles on people’s faces.” What a great Houstonian he is.

.@JHarden13 spent time today at the GRB. He'll donate $1 million to Flood Relief and "try to find a way to put smiles on people's faces." pic.twitter.com/UUi3ubifPG

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 2, 2017

Harden also said that the money was to “make the city stronger.”

James Harden announces his $1 million donation to Houston Hurricane/Flood Relief. @JHarden13 @SylvesterTurner #Rockets pic.twitter.com/iufJ55QYoN

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 2, 2017

James Harden truly cares about the community, and he is showing it. He wants to help any way that he can.

Harden’s donation of $1 million matches the amount given by the Texans (and the President, for that matter). Earlier in the week, owner Les Alexander announced that he was upping his donation from $4 million to $10 million. There is a serious amount of generosity going around the country right now in the wake of the hurricane.

James Harden wants to be in Houston the rest of his career. That is evident by his massive extension that he signed earlier in the summer. He cares about the city and he shows that in many different ways, including this huge donation.

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