Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has been doing his heroics off the football field. As the area of Houston has fallen victim to Hurricane Harvey, Watt has done his best to try to donate money to those in need. After reaching $6 million in donations, Watt’s new goal is to hit the $10 million mark.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 30, 2017
Watt has been awfully humble about his efforts in helping the citizens of Houston:
“I’m just a guy trying to organize it,” Watt said via NFL Network. “Just trying to use my platform the best I can.”
“Guys want to see their families. … Then we can start that rebuilding process,” Watt said. “Houston, I want you to know we are going to be with you every step of the way.
“Thank you to everybody. I’m excited to get back. Houston, we are coming home.”
Houston Rockets owner, Leslie Alexander, has also donated to the cause. He has upped his original donation from $4 million to $10 million which will match Watt’s new relief fund goal. Other NFL players in the Texas area such as Ezekiel Elliot and Dez Bryant have also funded the cause.
The Texans and Cowboys originally had scheduled to move their preseason game from Houston to Dallas but that has since been canceled altogether. We will keep you updated when we have more information on Watt’s donation efforts as we keep the people from the Texas region in our thoughts and prayers.