JJ Watt’s fundraiser for Houston passes $10M in donations

J.J. Watt started an online fundraiser Sunday to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey with a modest goal of $200,000. On Thursday, after an outpouring of support, the amount donated had surpassed $10 million.

Watt tweeted to mark the milestone, thanking those who donated for their generosity. He also said he will leave the fund open and see how high the total can go.

The Houston Texans defensive end said Wednesday night that he had already begun to use the money to help those affected in flood-ravaged Houston.

“We’re filling the semi-trucks as we speak. Many people have donated their trucks, their time, donated food, water, clothing, generators, things like that,” Watt said. “We’re going to get those trucks down here by this weekend. … The tentative plan is Sunday we’re going to have a bunch of my teammates help me out in a few different locations around town to be determined, and

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20518847/jj-watt-hurricane-harvey-relief-effort-passes-10-million-mark

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