Vince Wilfork retired after last season and has planned on throwing a tailgate party for his fans Thursday night at Gillette Stadium for the Patriots opener. That was understandably canceled by Vince due to the best of reasons.
The former offensive lineman decided to stay home in Houston and help out the victims of Hurricane Harvey, passing out food, supplies and money to thousands affected.
Watch my video message on my Instagram and Facebook accounts, thank you. pic.twitter.com/sZWuMlQdP9
— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) September 5, 2017
Just wanna thx all the people that made this possible. 3,250 plates of hot food we gave to families that was hit hard with this hurricane. Thanks to HEB for putting coming out and walking door to door with me and for also help contribute to the $75 dollar gift cards as well. Thank you to Sam’s Club and the manager Matt and his family for donating and coming out walking door to door with me. Thank you to Killens BBQ, Manny and Daniel and staff for the help. One thing for sure, Manny you know how to work that pit and Daniel the baking always on point. To Gatlin BBQ – omg when u talk about being clutch! I have them order on short notice (2 days) Already chaos everywhere in Houston and to drive to Bryan, pick the ribs and chicken up bring back and cook 50 cases of St. Louis ribs and who knows how many cases of chicken and on top of ur staff not sleeping, some traveling back n forth to pearland without no sleep. I can’t thx u enough for making this happen. Without u guys, I wouldn’t have had the plates I wanted, I’m speechless. I will be coming back for plenty more trust and believe that Greg! To everyone else personal friends and family and fans that donated, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have no clue how many tears and smile you put on these families faces thru this devastating point in there lives. Thank you!! I wanna give a shoutout to the Houston Police DEPT Northeast Division (Capt. Weatherly) for the help all the help and the officers that put in the man hours as well with me. Much love and respect.