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Lorenzo Mauldin kicks off Hands in for Houston event

By Hillary Garza
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: Lorenzo Mauldin #55 of the New York Jets celebrates sacking quarterback Case Keenum #17 of the Los Angeles Rams in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: Lorenzo Mauldin #55 of the New York Jets celebrates sacking quarterback Case Keenum #17 of the Los Angeles Rams in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin is doing his part to help with the crisis in Houston, Texas due to Hurricane Harvey. His “Hands in for Houston” event will help gather key items towards recovery.

New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin is currently nursing a back injury and in a few weeks should be able to suit up and help the defense. But that hasn’t stopped Mauldin from being active in his community.

Mauldin has teamed up with social influencer, Jesse Woo, and Jeff VanNote of “The Mortgage Quarterback,” to come together for a charity event intended to help Houstonians impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

On September 13th, 2017, “Hands in for Houston” is set to kick off at Eglise Baptiste D’Israel, 1377 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11210. The event is scheduled to take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET. As of this moment, no current or former Jets have confirmed attendance, but that may change as the event nears.

Everything you need to know about the drive for Wednesday! See you… https://t.co/m9iQSRRriX

— Lorenzo Mauldin IV (@LozoIV) September 11, 2017

Guests are encouraged to bring the following items to the event:

• Schools supplies• Packaged food• New Socks and Underwear• Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste• Sweaters and Sweatshirts• First Aid Kits• Diapers• Hand Sanitizer• Blankets and Pillows• Towels• Toys

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Mauldin is no stranger to dealing with adversity and uncertainty. As a child, he spent time in 16 different foster homes and overcame tough odds. His success in getting through these very difficult times was aided by caring people during a time of need.

Mauldin eventually went on to become a star football player at the University of Louisville and was selected in the third round by the Jets in the 2015 NFL Draft.

As soon as Mauldin heard that thousands of local Houston residents lost their homes, cars, and personal property, he leaped into action. Mauldin is particularly concerned for the children, some of whom had to be relocated to shelters and have not been able to attend school as a result of the hurricane.

Mauldin is committed to providing assistance, collecting essential goods, and raising money until the situation stabilizes, and possibly beyond. Mauldin’s view is clear, “We are people who are using our foundations to raise non-profit donations to help people in need.” On behalf of the staff at The Jet Press, we thank Mauldin for his active involvement and community service to the people of Houston and surrounding areas.

For more information about this event and upcoming ones, please follow Mauldin on Twitter as well as Instagram.

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