One year after Hurricane Harvey, J.J. Watt’s foundation has distributed $41.6 million

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On August 27, 2017, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt started a fundraiser to help people in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Watt set a goal of $200,000, but that proved to be far too low a number. Donations kept rolling in and Watt’s foundation ultimately found itself with $41.6 million in donations. On Monday, Watt provided an update about what has been done with that money over the last year.

All of the funds have been distributed to eight organizations that have repaired over 600 homes and 420 childcare centers; provided 26 million meals; distributed medicine to over 10,000 people and provided physical and mental health services.

In a letter, Watt thanked those who have “provided an unbelievable example of what the human spirit is capable of accomplishing” while also looking to future needs.

“While a great deal has been accomplished in the past 12 months, there is still much work to be done. Moving forward, there will be more of the same, as we continue to work with our incredible nonprofit partners to provide as much help and support as we possibly can for those affected by Harvey.”

Watt’s goals are to work in the same areas that have been the focus over the last year by working with the same organizations — All Hands and Hearts, Americares, Boys & Girls Clubs, Baker Ripley, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children and SBP — that have been his partners since Harvey first hit Houston.

22 responses to “One year after Hurricane Harvey, J.J. Watt’s foundation has distributed $41.6 million

  1. This is how we make ’em in Wisconsin.

    Always proud of you JJ. Hope to see you again at The Camp this season. Texans have a bye Week 10. Maybe do a roadtrip to UW at Penn State game?

    #OnWisconsin!

    #GoPackGo

    #Proud

  2. I’m doing a lot of good work too – I’m kneeling whenever the Weather Channel is on. I’m protesting hurricanes.

  3. …and he didn’t even need to kneel for the Anthem to achieve this!!! Who would’ve thought?…

  4. It is amazing what a man can do when he stands on his own two feet and actually cares about someone other than himself.

    Kudos, JJ!

  5. This is how we make ’em in Wisconsin.

    Always proud of you JJ. Hope to see you again at The Camp this season. Texans have a bye Week 10. Maybe do a roadtrip to UW at Penn State game?

    #OnWisconsin!

    #GoPackGo

    #Proud
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    #YouAlsoGetToClaimScottWalker………….so calm down.

  6. …and he didn’t even need to kneel for the Anthem to achieve this!!! Who would’ve thought?

    I’m doing a lot of good work too – I’m kneeling whenever the Weather Channel is on. I’m protesting hurricanes.
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    Nor did he suk off Putin or commit treason, so yeah, he seems like a good dude.

    ‘Murica!

  7. xpensivewinos says:
    August 27, 2018 at 11:30 am
    …and he didn’t even need to kneel for the Anthem to achieve this!!! Who would’ve thought?

    I’m doing a lot of good work too – I’m kneeling whenever the Weather Channel is on. I’m protesting hurricanes.
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    Nor did he suk off Putin or commit treason, so yeah, he seems like a good dude.

    ‘Murica!

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    I know right. Imagine if he would have given Putin 20% if our Country’s uranium?

  8. Why is he doing this? Shouldn’t he just kneel during the anthem to show his support? Now I’m confused…. There’s always one bad apple I guess.

  9. xpensivewinos says:

    August 27, 2018 at 11:30 am

    …and he didn’t even need to kneel for the Anthem to achieve this!!! Who would’ve thought?

    I’m doing a lot of good work too – I’m kneeling whenever the Weather Channel is on. I’m protesting hurricanes.
    —————————————————————————————————
    Nor did he suk off Putin or commit treason, so yeah, he seems like a good dude.

    ‘Murica!
    ___________________

    Snowflakes abound.

  10. While guys like LeVeon Bell are rapping about themselves, here’s a guy who is working to help others. It says a lot.

  11. I think the people that actually donated the money aren’t getting the proper credit.

    He didnt have to “stand on his feet” to send out a tweet asking for donations.

    Since nobody else will, allow me to thank all of the kind-hearted Americans that donated money to make this happen.

  12. Big JJ fan. Much less of a fan of those who inject politics into everything or seek to divide.

  13. These are stats every player should strive for…

    ‘All of the funds have been distributed to eight organizations that have repaired over 600 homes and 420 childcare centers; provided 26 million meals; distributed medicine to over 10,000 people and provided physical and mental health services.’

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