‘All people looking for shelter come to Campbell Center…’
Houston, Texas is currently suffering the aftermath of a devastating flood that has inundated more than 1,000 homes and left five people dead. The nearby town of Hockley was hit with over 17 inches of rain in just 24 hours and emergency crews have made over 1,200 high-water rescues. Amid the chaos, one Houston native has used his fame to help victims of the crisis, rapper Bun B. Known as one half of the southern rap duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz), the rapper took to Instagram yesterday to direct people to shelter and show others where they can bring supplies for those in need.
Here are some of Bun B’s Instagram posts from last night.
“If you’re in the Greenspoint area and can get to Greenspoint mall we can help you. Trucks are currently picking up those that can’t leave and bringing them here for shelter relocation. Stay calm and keep praying. God is working. And instead of blaming the mayor go help ya fellow man.”
“We have Spanish speaking volunteers so if you need help please come. No color barriers. No language barriers.”
“All people looking for shelter come to Campbell center. They’re accepting people and hot food only. Resources(water, clothes, etc) should be sent to Williams Middle School. Buses are still transporting people from Greenspoint mall though. If you need transportation to shelter go to Greenspoint mall if you can’t get to the Campbell Center.”
“No more resources can be taken at Greespoint. Go to St John 8798 Northeastern Rosalyn. Rudy Rasmus affiliated church.”
“God bless the Good Samaritan.”
Bun B is one of the few rappers to have earned the prestigious 5-Mic “Classic” rating by The Source and has appeared on the smash singles “Big Pimpin’” by Jay Z and Three 6 Mafia’s “Sippin’ on Some Sizzurp.” He has also lectured at Rice University on the parallels between hip-hop and faith and is a correspondent for Vice.