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J.J. Watt Fundraiser Crushes A Phenomenal Milestone—Houston Brought To Tears
By Christopher Feery|September 1, 2017

Suggested title: J.J. Watt Is Crushing It With Harvey Fundraising Efforts

Subheading: The Houston Texans star had a goal in mind – but he keeps raising the bar higher.

The devastation from Harvey has inspired many folks to do what they can to help out.

All contributions add up, but some folks are really knocking it out of the park. Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt definitely falls into that category.  

Watt leapt into action to help the victims of Harvey, and he has coordinated a massive fundraising effort that has been wildly successful.

Independent Journal Review passes along the news on that.

Houston Texan NFL player J.J. Watt’s fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims has reached a new milestone, thanks to several major relief donations over the past couple of days. Watt says he is stunned by the outpouring of support.

Watt himself started off by donating $100,000 to the fundraiser on Sunday.

A combination of Watt’s star power and the giving spirit that Harvey has inspired has led to a mind-boggling amount of money being raised.

A number of celebrities have stepped up to the plate with massive donations of their own, and it looks like it’s going to keep pouring in.

“We started out on Sunday with a goal of raising $200,000, and we just now surpassed the $10 million mark,” Watt said in a video he tweeted Thursday morning.

 

Watt says he plans to keep his fundraising link open for anyone else who wants to donate to the fund, and will begin distributing supplies to Harvey victims over the weekend.

“Houston, we’re thinking of you,” he said, thanking everybody who showed his city support.

“My focus is very much on getting the money directly to the people, as I’ve said the whole time,” he added.

Hats off to Watt for getting the ball rolling here. This is an outstanding example of a famous athlete using the megaphone afforded by their status to affect immediate change.

Watt simply saw a spot in which he could help, and he put the wheels in motion to make it happen.

That’s a lesson we can all learn from. Those that haven’t contributes yet can visit YouCaring. Let’s see how high we can get that bar to rise.  
Source: Independent Journal Review

Christopher Feery
Chris is a freelance writer that’s incredibly concerned with the political bias that consumes the mainstream media these days. The days of fair and balanced reporting is nothing but a quaint reminder of a foregone era at this point, and it can be awfully challenging to get through the spin and hyperbole to find out what really matters. Chris has a keen eye for the news, as well as an innate ability to detect bias in reporting. He aims to help readers sift through the noise to get to the real heart of the matter, one article at a time.
Chris is a freelance writer that’s incredibly concerned with the political bias that consumes the mainstream media these days. The days of fair and balanced reporting is nothing but a quaint reminder of a foregone era at this point, and it can be awfully challenging to get through the spin and hyperbole to find out what really matters. Chris has a keen eye for the news, as well as an innate ability to detect bias in reporting. He aims to help readers sift through the noise to get to the real heart of the matter, one article at a time.
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