Houston Texan JJ Watt Raises $5 Million For Hurricane Harvey Victims

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JJ Watt Raises $5 Million For Hurricane Harvey

A Houston Texans football player is using his celebrity for good in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. JJ Watt has raised a whopping $5 million in donations after initially asking for just $220,000 on CrowdFunding site YouCaring. He also donated $100,000 of his own money.

His biggest donation came from Amy and Adam Strunk and the Tennessee Titans Organization who donated a whopping $1 million.

He’s now shooting for $6 million after raising $5 million in just THREE days.

To donate click here.

Watt’s crowd fund isn’t the only way you can hel Hurricane Harvey victims; hit the flip for a list of local and national organizations accepting donations.

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#HashtagLunchbag—-#HashtagLunchbag has an Amazon page with specific items they’re collecting for Hurricane Harvey victims ranging from diapers to feminine hygiene products.

American Red Cross—RedCross.org, by phone (1.800.RED CROSS) or by texting HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund—Houston’s Mayor has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible donations. Click here.

Global Giving—GlobalGiving.org or text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Salvation Army—Helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1.800.SAL ARMY, or text STORM to 51555.

United Way of Greater Houston—Unitedwayhouston.org/flood or text UWFLOOD to 41444.

Forbs as a complete list of places to donate to Harvey victims, click HERE.

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