Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Winslow Meeting about 'Family Love'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Winslow Meeting about 'Family Love'

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Miami forward Justise Winslowmet with two Houston families he helped last year when they were in need during Hurricane Harvey.

He donated cars in December and had his first encounter with them on the Heat's day off before facing the Houston Rockets Monday night.

"To be able to do this is a dream come true," Winslow said. "I love the game but this is bigger than the game. This is family love. It's great to be able to do something like this."

It especially hit home for Winslow because he is a Houston native. The natural disaster killed more than 80 people and left many residents with their homes and valuables destroyed.

Among those affected were mothers Nyesha Acheka and Lanesha Dabney, who both lost their cars.

They were chosen as the vehicle recipients by Robin's House Foundation, a charity Winslow started and named after his mother. Robin Winslow runs the organization in Houston while her son is handling his basketball responsibilities.

"Now, I know how people really feel in hurricanes, losing everything," said Acheka, 39. "It is horrible. People say it's just material stuff but it's not just material stuff. You pretty much have to start all over."

"I've never gotten a gift from someone who I didn't know," Achecka said. …

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