It didn’t take J.J. Watt long to respond once he saw the mass destruction that hammered Houston following Hurricane Harvey. He produced a quick video, urged people to donate and set a small $200,000 goal.
A few weeks later, Watt’s fundraiser netted more than $30 million to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and hundreds of volunteers showed up to deliver essential supplies from those affected by the flooding in Houston.
Watt has been praised for his generosity and ability to fundraise such an incredible amount of money in such a short time. But Watt knows he isn’t the only one to thank for the overwhelming support over the last few weeks.
On Wednesday, the Houston Texans star issued a message that was shared on Twitter, thanking everyone who made either monetary donations are volunteered to help package, load and deliver supplies.
— JJ Watt Foundation (@JJWFoundation) September 13, 2017
Watt and the Texans played in the first NFL game of the season last Sunday against Jacksonville. The Texans fell 29-7, but the outcome is merely a side note to what has been an incredibly difficult month in Houston.