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After raising more than $32 million, J.J. Watt stops taking Hurricane Harvey donations

Texans star J.J. Watt stops taking Hurricane Harvey donations

Houston, J.J. Watt debuts clothing with Mizzen and Main, July 2017
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The Hurricane Harvey fundraising effort led by Houston Texans star J.J. Watt comes to end Friday at 5 pm after more than $32 million has been raised for hurricane relief efforts. That amount far surpasses Watt's original goal of $200,000.

"We will complete the fundraising efforts to dedicated our time to ensuring that every dollar is put to work for the people in the devastated areas in and around Houston," Watt said posted in the Tweet below on Monday. "Please keep this spirit of helping one another alive."

Major contributors to Watt's fundraiser include Texas grocer H-E-B ($5 million), the Houston Texans ($1 million), the NFL ($1 million), Anadarko ($1 million), Walmart ($1 million) which delivered the news on the Ellen show, and Amy Adams Strunk who owns the Tennessee Titans ($1 million).

Celebrities from Arnold Schwarzenegger ($100,000) to Drake ($200,000) to Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul ($75,000) and to Jimmy Fallon ($1 million) also made sizable donations.

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