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JJ Watt Tweets Photo of Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims

JJ Watt Tweets Photo of Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims”

Watt started the fundraising a week ago, asking for $200,000 in donations.

Watt has raised over $17 million to help Houston recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey and due in part to this, the fans want to honor him by naming the highway that bears his number after him.

Watt said the supplies were donations and not bought with the $17 million he had raised, so there is still more to come... The Houston Chronicle reported all the items were donated and all the participants were volunteers.

"What we wanted to do was find a way to give back, find a way to help, even though we couldn't physically be here", Watt said Sunday morning.

"I can't say thank you enough to people around the world, people around America, people around Texas, showing their compassion, showing their true colors", Watt told the Houston Chronicle. And we have those all filled with stocks, supplies, water, food, clothing, everything. Watt says the people of Houston have supported him and his teammates. "Once we do start spending that money", Watt said, "this is my plan".

In an interview with ESPN, Watt discussed seeking out Brees for guidance after the New Orleans Saints quarterback handled similar efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

"I talked to some of the companies that helped out over there [in New Orleans] just to kind of get a glimpse of what went wrong, what went right, and how do you think we can do it best this time", Watt told AC360.

"JJ Watt has been an exemplary humanitarian and Houstonian", the petition states". "The biggest thing everybody keeps telling me is: Take your time; make sure you do it right". I'm going to make sure that I do this right.



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