CNN covers fundraising efforts for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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.

Read CNN Money story here.

Hurricane Harvey relief fund hits $20 million

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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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Bleacher Report covers hurricane relief efforts

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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.

Read Bleacher Report story here.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund reaches 13 million

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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 Tad, Cory and Drew!

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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