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Lions players step up Harvey relief work in Houston

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- More than a month after Hurricane Harvey hammered Houston, the Detroit Lions are still finding ways to help.

Lions players announced three initiatives Thursday to aid in relief in the city -- one was already known and two others are new.

"Our guys take action on those kinds of things, and particularly when you have a number of our guys that are affected by it," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "Those are the things that certainly we deal with."

Houston's Kingwood High will be receiving donations of sports equipment -- including cleats, basketballs and golf clubs -- to help the school's athletic department. Lions center Travis Swanson attended Kingwood.

The Lions players are also planning to purchase 250 Chromebooks for C.E. King High School, a school in Houston that will remain closed for the year because of hurricane damage. King students are in three different sites -- two elementary schools and a community college -- taking classes throughout the year. All of the students will be able to use the Chromebooks.

And Glover Quin's season-long commitment to the Attack Poverty organization in Houston remains. In addition to Quin's donation of $5,000 per interception and $100 per tackle this year, Lions players are offering to assist the rebuilding of at least 30 homes in the area. So far, Quin's production (23 tackles, two interceptions) has led to $12,300 in donations to the charity.

Quin and tight end Eric Ebron are among the Lions players who make their offseason homes in Houston.