As we start the process of healing and rebuilding, JJ Watt just made things better for Houston raising over $1 Million dollars in a little over 24 hours for Houston Relief efforts. What started out with a goal of $500 quickly turned into a million with the help of another Houston athlete – Houston Rockets Chris Paul
Now JJ has his sights on more!
He also spoke to Good Morning America
JJ Watt says, “I think that’s what Houston’s all about. It’s a very diverse city. It’s a very resilient city. It’s been through things like this before. Maybe not at this magnitude but it’s been through these types of situations, so people are coming together. People are helping raise each other up.
“I think it’s not only from the state of Texas, it’s from all over the country. I think that’s something special about this country. That’s what this country is about, is helping each other when we’re down, lifting each other up when we’re down, and I think that we’re in a time right now, where obviously in the city of Houston, the state of Texas, especially the southeastern part, is down. So we need to help them as much as we possibly can. I think it’s unbelievable to see the amount of support people have shown.”
Watt and Paul aren’t the only Houston-area or NFL figureheads donating to the relief effort.
The Texans and team owner Bob McNair are donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston’s flood relief fund. In addition, the NFL Foundation is matching the Texans‘ $1 million relief donation, Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson announced. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is matching up to $1 million in donations to American Red Cross relief efforts in the region.
Click here to donate to Watt’s flood relief fund, and here to donate to the Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.