The Texans were in New Orleans when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and then flew to Dallas for continued practices after Saturday's preseason game against the Saints. At this time, the priority of our organization is getting our players, coaches and staff back home to be reunited with their families, many of whom have been evacuated from their homes and are now sheltered.
Earlier Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reported more than 40,000 tickets had been sold for the game in the first 15 hours they were on sale. All tickets would cost $25, and all proceeds would be donated to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund. Fans can request a refund or have the money go to the storm relief efforts. "I can tell you right now, we're going to dedicate this season to the city of Houston, to the people of Houston", he said. "Everybody here is obviously most concerned about their families, their friends, the city of Houston back home". The team had been working out at the Cowboys' practice facility at The Star in Frisco. The National Weather Service said flooding isn't expected to peak until Wednesday or Thursday.
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"I speak for the entire Houston Texans organization when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Houston and the surrounding areas that have been devastated by this storm", O'Brien said. So I think it's extremely important that we get home as quickly as we possibly can. It's bigger than any of us.
"The tentative plan is Sunday we're going to have a bunch of my teammates are going to help me out in a few different locations around town to be determined and we're going to hand out supplies", he said. The campaign reached $5.1 million on Wednesday and has a new goal of $6 million.