The national effort to help those in Houston and along the Texas coast has been nothing short of admirable.
Celebrities have donated money, while locals have donated their boats, energy and other resources to relieve victims of Hurricane Harvey. A local celebrity though is putting both his wallet and his time behind trying to help the city he calls home.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and his campaign has so far raised over $18 million in donations and is currently filling warehouses full of clothing, water, food and just about every other basic necessity to help those in need. He took to Twitter last night and gave an update as to what’s available and when it will get to the people.
Watt reportedly has 10 semi-trailers filled with goods that were being delivered today (September 3). Money-wise, J.J. had initial goal to raise $200,000, and as of Sunday, his Houston Flood Relief Fund surpassed the $18 million mark.
Via the Twitter video he posted, Watt says the initial efforts are just “phase one” and ensured all donated funds would be used appropriately.
“Phase two is what's going to happen with all of the money,” he said. “Not a single dollar has been spent yet. All 10 semi-trucks were donated... so we haven't even spent a single cent yet and that's a testament to the community.”
See JJ Watt’s Twitter update below.
Quick update of where we're at right now... pic.twitter.com/a105oYRv3A— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 3, 2017
10 semi trucks.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 4, 2017
Countless incredible volunteers.
Just the beginning. pic.twitter.com/xmN40M4hFA
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