Trae Tha Truth and 'Relief Gang' helps our neighbors in Louisiana with 30+ trucks of supplies

Erica Simon Image
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Trae Tha Truth and 'Relief Gang' heading to Lake Charles
THANK YOU, TRAE! The community activist is taking a break from fighting for racial justice in Louisville to offer a helping hand a little closer to home.

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (KTRK) -- There are a couple of people who come to mind when disaster strikes, always willing to help. Trae Tha Truth is one of them.

You may remember seeing Trae and DJ Mr. Rogers hosting various toy drives, rebuilding homes and leading the charge to get folks back on their feet after Hurricane Harvey.

SEE ALSO: Trae Tha Truth and DJ Mr. Rogers helping residents rebuild after Harvey

Trae tha Truth and "Relief Gang" helping residents rebuild after Harvey.

Together, the two make up the Relief Gang, and now, they are helping our friends in The Bayou State. Joining them are 30 to 40 trucks, all full of supplies.

They hit the ground running in Lake Charles to try and meet the basic needs and send love to the families who went through so much this week. They need it.

Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth lends help to neighbors in Louisiana

WATCH: Houston rapper, activist Trae Tha Truth and Dj Mr. Rogers lend helping hands to our neighbors in Louisiana who suffered major damage from Hurricane Laura.

Right now, officials believe the city could be without power for weeks.

Trae is jumping from one cause to the next. He was just arrested again in Louisville, Kentucky, for peacefully protesting the police killing of Breonna Taylor. He plans to go back to stand by her family, but first, he has hurricane recovery work to do.

RELATED: Trae Tha Truth and Texans' Kenny Stills arrested during protest for Breonna Taylor

WATCH: Video shows the moment Trae Tha Truth was taken into custody in Louisville, Kentucky, during a protest calling for the arrest of the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor.

"I got straight out of jail and jumped on a flight. Any two ways I hear something happening in Houston or surrounding areas, I got to be on the front line for it," he said. "We have shovels, gloves, axes, chain saws, pallets of water, gas. I'm going to buy generators now. And since it's COVID, I have about 5,000 masks in the backseat."

WATCH: Trae Tha Truth's full interview with ABC13's Erica Simon

FULL INTERVIEW: ABC13's Erica Simon spoke to Trae on his drive there. Here's how he says you can help the "Relief Gang" from Houston.

In addition to the supplies Trae listed, Relief Gang has also teamed up with "Operation Barbecue" to provide meals to residents in Lake Charles. Louisiana was here for Houstonians during Harvey, so Trae says they'll gladly return the favor.

SEE ALSO: Trae Tha Truth gives Vanessa Guillen's family touching gift

Just days before the Fort Hood soldier's funeral, one of Houston's most iconic hometown heroes showed a grieving family some Houston love.

Follow Erica Simon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.