J.J. Watt raises Harvey relief fundraising goal to $10 million

Posted at 3:30 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 18:25:42-04

Pewaukee native and Houston Texan J.J. Watt increased his social media fundraising campaign for Harvey relief again Wednesday.

Watt announced his campaign had reached the $6 million mark on Twitter Wednesday and upped the ante yet again.

Shortly after reaching that $6 million mark, Watt said in a Twitter video, “Everything’s bigger in Texas so I’m, raising the goal to $10 million.”

The campaign started with Watt putting up $100,000 of his own money on Monday, and he asked his Twitter followers to match it. Since then he’s increased the goal a number of times, and there’s no indication it’s losing any steam.

“Every little thing helps,” Watt said on Twitter. “Just because the storm’s receding doesn’t mean we can stop raising money."

Watt said the money will be used to get supplies and food directly to victims in and around Houston. Watt plans to use the money to fill up semi trucks with fresh water, generators, food, clothing, cleaning supplies, etc.

Back in his home state, a number of locations are collecting supplies and food to fill up semi trucks as well.

Watt plans to set up stations in and around Houston, and he and his teammates will distribute the goods to get them directly to the people affected by Harvey.

To find out more about the campaign, or to donate, click here.