Russell Westbrook donates 650 computers for Houston kids
Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has just donated 650 computers to help kids in need across Houston. The nine-time All-Star made the generous donation in order to help the children carry on with their education in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Through his Why Not? Foundation, the Rockets guard joined in on the city’s Comp-U-Dopt program which aims to provide computers to impoverished youth throughout Houston. By doing so, kids can still continue to learn from the safety of their own homes, especially with schools currently shut down due to the threat of the coronavirus.
“Russell Westbrook proves why he is a champion on and off the court,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said of the Rockets superstar, via ESPN. “This donation will be a game changer for many students and their families coping with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.”
It’s great to see Westbrook providing a helping hand to those most in need during these dark times. He joins a long list of NBA players who have likewise reached into their own pockets to help alleviate the situation.
However, what makes Westbrook’s contributions different is that it focuses on the kids. This has always been the advocacy of his foundation, and while food donations to the needy and protective suits for the frontliners are equally noble causes, it is also important that we look at how this pandemic will affect the education system in the country.
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