JJ Watt raises $12M in Hurricane Harvey relief


J.J. Watt’s fundraising campaign to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts surpassed its $10 million goal Thursday, the Texans star defensive end confirmed in a video via Twitter.

On Thursday afternoon, Watt announced the drive has raised more than $12 million in donations.

“We started out on Sunday with a goal of raising $200,000. Just now, we’ve surpassed the $10 million mark. I’m going to leave the link open and see how much get it,” Watt said.

“I can’t say thank you enough — celebrities musicians, athletes, kids with their lemonade stands, people hosting fundraisers, business donating — I cannot thank everybody enough. What’s happening right now is my focus very much on getting this directly back to the people as I’ve said the whole time. We have the semi-trucks being filled up as we speak, coming down here to donate the supplies this weekend — that’s Phase One. It’ll be the first phase of our operation to get an immediate of an impact as we can. We have things like water, food,

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