James Harden steps up to provide groceries for 600 Houston families for 8 weeks
Players throughout the NBA continue to step up and provide aid to their communities in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Houston Rockets star guard James Harden is teaming up with Kroger in an effort to provide groceries for 600 families in need for eight consecutive weeks.
James Harden (@JHarden13) steps up for the Houston area: In response to the COVID-19 impact on Houston’s most vulnerable communities, star James Harden has teamed up with Kroger to provide a weeks’ worth of groceries to 600 families each week for eight consecutive weeks… pic.twitter.com/17BYvCZoXv
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Rockets stars have been particularly active in the past couple days.
Harden’s partnership comes just one day after Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook donated 650 computers to children in need.
City officials in H-town continue to work on how best to combat the spread. Houston firefighters and first responders have reportedly secured antibody blood testing, with the notion these tests will hopefully lead to the creation of a vaccine for COVID-19 (via KTRK Houston):
An American health care company said it plans to ship millions of the antibody tests across the country on Thursday and intends to have 4 million tests in laboratories by April and 20 million by June.
This new test could detect the presence of the virus, which can help support the development of vaccines and let public officials understand how widespread the outbreak is, the company said.
Until a vaccine is created and the spread slows, however, donations from the likes of James Harden are crucial in terms of assisting communities in need.
Aside from doing their part to boost respective communities, NBA players have also encouraged isolation and social distancing as they hope to finish out the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign.
Harden and the Rockets found themselves in a tie for fifth in the Western Conference prior to the suspension of play, and they will have some work to do in order to gain ground in the event the season continues.
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