Titans owner gives $1M to flood relief

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Just days after Texans football player JJ Watt launched a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring dedicated to Hurricane Harvey victims, the initiative has successfully secured more than $9.4 million from almost 100,000 supporters. We are also working closely with JJ Watt and the Houston Texans to ensure the funds are used as effectively as possible, and we commend them for this incredible initiative. In a situation like this, you want to start raising the money as quickly as you can because I know that these recovery efforts are going to be so massive.

Watt posted a video to his Facebook page, along with a link to a YouCaring fundraiser he launched in an effort to help.

Water is now the biggest necessity of the flood victims, so Watt's fund has been loading trucks with water and other cleaning supplies to deliver directly to those in need.

"So if you can donate, please donate". "I think that the most important thing right now is family and friends in the city of Houston back home, making sure that they're safe, making sure that they're taken care of".

By Wednesday morning, he raised more than $5 million and the amount continues to grow.

It's a staggering tally, considering the Houston Texans star initially hoped to raise $200,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. So if you'll bear with us, this is a new song and we'll never play this again.




"It's an unbelievable testament to the good of people".

Leaguewide support to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area is getting stronger.

The Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys are among the teams making the most sizable gifts.

In four days, the Houston Flood Relief Fund surpassed its $10 million goal, and it's continuing to rise.

"Unlike other crowdfunding platforms, we have always been free to use, ensuring more money goes to the people who need it most". The team feels it is imperative to get back home to help the Houston community recover from devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

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