The work JJ Watt has done through the JJ Watt Foundation and Hurricane Harvey Relief is remarkable. Proud partner of the JJ Watt Foundation for the past 6 years!
When devastation hit his city of Houston in late August, J.J. Watt set out to raise $200,000. He ended up raising more than $37 million in Hurricane Harvey relief, via donations from across the country.
Sports Illustrated Magazine covered JJ Watt as a 2017 Sportsperson of the Year honoree, alongside Astros player José Altuve .
Read the Sports Illustrated story here.
The JJ Watt foundation has raised more than $27 million for Hurricane Harvey Relief, with an initial goal of $200,000.
Watt said he decided to try and find a way to help Houston as he watched his city become inundated with deadly floodwater from his hotel in Dallas, and he felt “helpless.”
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As of 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, nearly 185,000 different donors had contributed money toward Watt’s adjusted $20 million goal, which was set after the fundraiser reached the $18.5 million benchmark Sunday.
Read Bleacher Report story here.
The JJ Watt Foundation’s relief fund for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston has reached $20 million — 100 times more than the NFL star’s original goal.
More than 180,000 donations have been made, mostly for less than $100 each, since Watt started the fund Aug. 28 with a donation of $100,000 and a goal of raising $200,000, according to YouCaring, the company taking the donations.
Read USA Today story here.