Comedian Mo Amer treats Alief ISD families to a shopping spree after many lost everything in apartment fire

HOUSTON – It has been almost a month since a fire destroyed several units at the Sedona Square Apartment on Court Glen Drive in southwest Houston.

A well-known comedian now making it big in Hollywood stepped in to help affected families and gave them a shopping spree!

It was all smiles for 19 Alief ISD families.

Comedian Mo Amer invited families to the Academy and Sports on Highway 6 in Houston for a shopping spree.

“It was really good. I was really excited to get everything I wanted,” Jasmine Johnson said.

It was something families needed after losing everything in an apartment fire on August 15.

“We can recover everything we lost and other things,” said one resident. “We thank you all.”

Christina Celestine made sure her grandchildren Jasmine and Jamie Johnson had what they needed.

“I’m just speechless. It’s about treating people well,” she said. “I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Craig Eichhorn with Alief ISD says the families were excited.

“Oh my God! They were here before me. It’s good to see the smiles,” he said. “They’ve been through a lot. Lose everything in a fire. It doesn’t replace everything, but it replaces a lot and now they have clothes, shoes and backpacks.

Savannah Beene is Mo Amer’s assistant and says the comedian likes to give back.

“He prioritizes family, home, his hometown,” Beene said. “He’s proud to be a Houstonian and he has such a heart for his community.”

“The fact that he reached out to us to give back speaks volumes about the kind of man he is,” Eichhorn said.

Each student received $400 for clothes and shoes. They were thrilled with the opportunity and say it’s something they will never forget.

“You just have to get dressed because [of] the things that are happening right now, I feel really grateful,” one student said.

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