In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there have been a number of fundraising efforts to help the people of Texas who lost everything they owed in the historic flooding.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been one of the celebrities raising money for rebuilding efforts, and he has managed to raise over $30 million, which earned him a hero’s welcome when he marched out onto the field in Houston on Sunday, The Daily Caller reported.
Watt emerged from the stadium carrying a Texas flag, and the roar from the crowd was absolutely deafening. Watt waved the flag around a few times and then ran to be with the rest of his team while the crowd continued to roar approval.
Fox News reported that Watt’s fundraising efforts initially started out with a goal of $200,000.
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The response from people all over the country was incredible, and Watt ended up increasing his goal continuously as the donations kept pouring in.
Over 200,000 people donated to his campaign. Time noted that some very high-profile people have gotten involved in the campaign, including former President George H.W. Bush.
As of Monday morning, the donations to Watt’s fundraiser had passed $31 million.
It is understandable that Watt would get such a loud welcome. He has done more to help his city than most people could have imagined.
While some professional NFL players are busy focusing on protesting the national anthem, Watt and his teammates are focused on helping people who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
It is nice to see that there are still some players in the NFL who will use their fame to promote a cause that will help real people recover from the destructive power of nature.
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