Away from Houston, J.J. Watt did what he could to help the Houston area after rivers of brown water flooded and overtook the city. He started with a lofty goal of $200,000. That amount was raised in less than two hours. Since then, the bar has been raised over and over again, and every time it has been reached. In chronological order: $1 million after $500,000 was raised in less than 24 hours, $1.5 million after 26 hours, $2 million, $3 million, $4 million, $5 million, $6 million, and then $10 million. Watt’s so good at math.
Since 1 p.m. yesterday, that goal of $10 million has been reached. In less than a day, $4 million more has been raised. The biggest donation came from Wal-Mart, which presented a $1 million donation during Ellen DeGeneres’ show yesterday.
The Texans are now back in Houston after finally receiving word that there was a viable route to take from Dallas back home. Along with them came semi-trucks filled with supplies that were purchased with money raised directly from Watt’s campaign.
Anything you can contribute helps. If you want to contribute to Watt’s campaign, here is the link to his Houston Flood Relief Fund.