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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The JJ Watt Foundation joined forces with the Pewaukee school district to help hurricane victims by organizing a supply drive in the cafeteria at Pewaukee High School, 510 Lake St.
Watt, a defensive end with the Houston Texans, is a native of Pewaukee and an alumnus of Pewaukee High School.
The JJ Watt Foundation’s fundraising campaign to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts surpassed $27 million in donations Wednesday, the Texans star defensive end confirmed via Twitter.
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The JJ Watt Foundation began raising money for Hurricane Harvey victims with the initial goal set at $200,000, but has now reached over $27 million.
Watt has been updating his Twitter profile with news of what the money is buying, including photos of cases of bottled water and diapers. He’s also posted pictures of his teammates distributing it to the victims.
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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.
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The JJ Watt Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund topped $20 million in donations Tuesday after the Houston Texans defensive end initially set a fundraising goal of $200,000.
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.
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The JJ Watt Foundation started an online fundraiser Sunday to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey with a modest goal of $200,000. On Friday, the amount donated surpassed his updated goal of $17 million.
Watt tweeted as the outpouring of support surpassed the $14 million mark, thanking those who donated for their generosity. He also said he will leave the fund open and see how high the total can go.
Read ESPN story here.
Thank you to everyone that nominated a middle-school teacher for our #ThankATeacher ticket giveaway! We’ve randomly selected 8 VIP Teachers to receive a pair of tickets to #JJWCC2017 at Minute Maid Park on May 13, 2017!
Each of the following teachers will receive a pair of tickets to the Charity Classic and VIP Teacher passes to get a photo taken with JJ Watt:
Gloria Janett Chavez
Jeni Smither (Jennifer Hoppe)
Happy Birthday and THANK YOU to Tad, Cody & Drew! These 3 children asked for donations in lieu of gifts at their joint birthday party and ended up raising over $3K for the JJWF (between this check and online donations). Way to go, kids! Thank you for making a positive difference. We hope you had a wonderful birthday party! #GivingTuesday
Shoutout to K. White Jr. HS for sending this clever ‘thank you’ powerpoint! We are proud to make a positive difference within your community.