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HEB CEO donates $5 million to JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund

HEB CEO donates $5 million to JJ Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund”

Charles Butt, the owner of the H-E-B supermarket chain in the San Antonio area, donated $5 million to the fund.

"Throughout this disaster, I have been humbled by the state's unprecedented generosity and heroism", Butt said in a statement.

J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans waves to fans as he leaves the field after the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots 27-23 at NRG Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Hurricane Harvey has taken a catastrophic toll on our great city, while leaving many stranded and in need of assistance.

J.J. Watt started raising money for Hurricane Harvey victims with a YouCaring account and an initial goal of $200,000, with $100,000 pledged from Watt personally.

As of Wednesday afternoon, his Harvey Flood Relief Fund had raised more than $28 million. The Texans superstar defensive end had a very good excuse.

"$27 MILLION! Thanks in part to an incredibly generous $5 million donation from Mr. Charles Butt at HEB.", said Watt in a tweet.

"It is incredible what can happen when people from all over come together for one common goal", said Watt in a statement.



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