The Box Houston Featured Video
Torrential Rains Bring Historic Floods To Southern Louisiana

Source: Joe Raedle / Getty

The former New England and Houston Texans player Vince Wilfork was headed to Foxboro for his retirement party, but he said that he’s staying in Houston to help the community clean-up instead.
Wilfork posted to his Twitter and Instagram page explaining that the people in Houston needed him instead.
“Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on the city of Houston- the lives lost, homes destroyer, and displacement of families has been shattering.
Remarkably, the city has only become stronger,” Wilfork said in one of his statements regarding the destruction Harvey caused.

He continued with saying, “As many of you probably know, I was planning to head to New England for an official retirement tailgate on Thursday night. But with Houston on my mind, I will be postponing the celebration.”
Wilfork proceeded to thank Kingsford for supporting his decision not to do his tailgate party in New England and for their 10,000 meals to Houston victims and first responders.
In another post, Wilfork thanked Sam’s Warehouse and Kileen BBQ for helping out too.
And in his Twitter video, Wilfork says, “a
As born and raised in Florida and I have family and friends in Florida as we speak. And right now they are on the hurricane watch.”
He continues by saying he’s staying in Houston and he’s going to help his family and friends in Florida out too.

Also On 97.9 The Box:
Celebrities Who’ve Been Diagnosed With Or Passed From COVID-19 [UPDATED OCTOBER 18]
72 photos
More From TheBoxHouston