J.J. Watt and his Houston Texans will do their part in taking of a devastated community.
Houston Texans’ star defensive lineman J.J. Watt has managed to raise over $17 million in an effort to help those affected by the flooding and devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey.
Watt’s new goal is now $20 million and I wouldn’t doubt him being able to reach it.
Watt has made it clear from the beginning that the money will go straight to the people that need it. He plans on having volunteer truck drivers bring in water, food, generators, baby food and anything else that’s needed.
With the help of his Texans’ teammates, Watt will hand out supplies in and around the Houston area on Sunday.
It’s almost a miracle as to how Watt was able to raise so much money since his initial goal was only $200,000.
I honestly believe that with Watt being such a genuinely nice guy, people felt inclined to help out. And they did the right thing.
People as famous as Ellen DeGeneres to Arnold Schwarzenegger have donated their own money. Of course you also have just about every NFL team donating money as well.
I know the NFL typically hands out their MVP award to the best player of that current season, but Watt deserves the award. If nothing else, he deserves something for what he’s done.
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The icing on the cake for the city of Houston would be if Watt and the Texans could some how get to the Super Bowl. Anything can happen when a team is motivated.
I know a Super Bowl wouldn’t help fix all of the homes and lives that have been destroyed by the storm, but it would uplift a devastated city.