LOCAL Houston | The City Guide October 2017 - Page 56

He teamed up with Chamillionaire, Beyonce and others to help Houstonians in need. It didn’t stop there. Weeks after the storm, Trae That Truth continues to assist any and everyone that needs it. Through his rescue group, ReliefGang, he plunges forward as he works day and night to aid Hurricane Harvey victims. From nine in the morning until as late as eleven at night, Trae That Truth is going door to door providing aid to those who need it. “We are the ones who touch the people, who give them what they need.” He elaborates, “If you call for us, we are the ones who answer those calls and go to those areas that people don’t want to go to, that people overlook.” Ten years ago, then mayor of Houston Bill White proclaimed July 22 as “Trae Day” to honor the work the rapper had done in the community. Although proclaimed as Trae Tha Truth’s holiday, he dedicated this day to the city of Houston. On this day, he continues to give to the city through an annual celebration to raise money for scholarships and other educational initiatives. Trae Tha Truth has gone over and beyond for the city of Houston for years – and did not stop when the city need- ed him the most. Trae The Truth emphasizes, “At the end of the day, I am Houston and Houston is me. Together we are strong, we got to fight, we are us.” 56 L O C A L | 10 . 2017