Kindness gives birth to kindness. As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate the Houston-area, our hometown NFL team, the Texans, along with Houston-based global energy company Anadarko, and defensive end J.J. Watt are coming through for our city in a big way.
The Houston Texans have pledged $1 million to help Houston rebuild. On Monday, via the tweet below, the team announced that they are donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund. Anadarko and the NFL have also pledged to donate $1 million each.
Watt announced via Twitter that he has started a fundraising campaign on YouCaring to help relief efforts, to which he personally contributed $100,000. The money will be donated to the Red Cross.
"Whatever you can donate, please donate to help these people out," Watt says in the video below. "Houston's a great city. We're going to come out of this stronger than ever."
Thus far, Watt's efforts have raised more than $500,000 in less than 24 hours. Of that amount, $50,000 was donated by newly-minted Houston Rocket Chris Paul.
The generosity of @CP3's $50k donation is actually what put us over the $500k mark. Phenomenal stuff from donations both large and small.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 28, 2017
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