JJ Watt has now raised more than $28 million for Hurricane Harvey victims

HOUSTON - There seems to be no limit for just how much money JJ Watt can raise to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

As of Wednesday afternoon, his Harvey Flood Relief Fund had raised more than $28 million.

Watt said on Twitter that Mr. Charles Butt, the Chairman and CEO of H-E-B grocery, personally 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. “I want to commend and support the extraordinary relief efforts of JJ Watt who has taken the lead, not as a world-class NFL player or celebrity, but as an individual who saw the need to help his fellow Texans and immediately took action.”

Watt also received a $1 million donation from Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show.

Watt has already filled and distributed 10 semi-trucks worth of donations in the Houston area.

To donate to his Harvey Flood Relief Fund, visit his YouCaring site here.

 

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