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JJ Watt talks about plans for money he's raising

JJ Watt talks about plans for money he's raising”

Houston Texans defensive end J.J.

J.J. Watt has been lauded nearly universally for his truly incredible work in raising nearly $16 million (and rising) for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston.

Watt and his team filled up nine semi trucks with supplies to be donated to those in need on Sunday. The Houston Chronicle reported all the items were donated and all the participants were volunteers. After Watt reached $10 million, he told Cooper that he set a new goal of $15 million and then will see how much more he could raise.

At each of the sites, there were drive through stations for food, water, Gatorade, clothing, and cleaning supplies. He's been involved in every aspect of distributing the resources and consulting with those who can help him allocate the millions going forward. 450K shares, 167K donors later and the amount stands at a whopping $17 million raised as he hopes to get to $20 million. He took to Twitter last night and gave an update as to what's available and when it will get to the people.

Watt said he received advice from individuals and organizations that helped victims of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005.

"One of the important things about today, is not a single dollar has been spent yet".

"My first phase is what I'm doing is this weekend, my teammates and I have semi-trucks rolling in from out of town that we filled up", Watt told CNN's AC360. He has given to our great city more than we could ever have asked for. He's in the trenches, delivering help to the city of Houston and helping to create a sustainable plan to get the city back in shape.

He says he goal is to make sure the money goes straight to people in Houston.



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