Ellen DeGeneres surprises J.J. Watt with $1M donation to Harvey relief campaign from Walmart

Posted at 9:19 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 00:24:27-04

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres joined in J.J. Watt’s campaign to raise money for relief for Harvey victims Wednesday, announcing a $1 million donation from Walmart on her show.

On Twitter, Ellen posted, “When #Texas needed him, @JJWatt was there. I was honored to help make this amazing gift from @Walmart possible.”

Watt responded, “This was truly unbelievable. Thank you Ellen! We're over $8.5 MILLION now!”

Watt upped his goal to $10 million earlier in the day Wednesday. The campaign started with $100,000 of Watt’s own money and it has snowballed into a viral fundraising campaign.

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