"I know that there's gonna be a lot that we need to do to help rebuild," Watt said.
He reached the goal within two house so Watt upped it to $500,000. That was met in 24 hours. The new goal was then set at $1 million. That was met too. As of 9 p.m. Monday, the goal was at $1.5 million.
"He's excited to be able to help using his platform and having all the donations pouring in," said Connie Watt, J.J.'s mom.
Watt's mom isn't sure her son expected such a big response, but she isn't surprised.
"J.J. really is has a captive audience and because of all of his giving and genuine heart felt love for the community and what not and how he loves to give back I didn't doubt that people would rally around him," said Connie Watt.
Fifty-five Red Cross volunteers from Wisconsin are helping in Houston.
"We have a lot of people down there. We have a lot of people on the ground, but we are going to have to send money," said Patty Flowers, Regional CEO of the Wisconsin American Red Cross.
The Red Cross Regional CEO said people have nothing left and are in need of the basics.
"Providing donations is the way to make that work so we can get it down there and get everything that people need right now," Flowers said.