Last month, our team at VNN worked with JJ Watt and his team at Reebok to launch the JJ II in Houston and Austin. Little did we know that a few weeks later, the region would face a hurricane that as of this writing, is still lingering over the area for the 6th straight day. Heavy rains and flooding are expected to continue at least through Friday, rivers are still rising, and emergency workers continue to rescue soaked and frightened people in southeast Texas who have lost nearly all they own.
On Sunday, JJ announced via Twitter his intent to raise $200K for relief efforts. It was raised in 2 hours. The goal then became $500k, which was reached within the day and topped off by the Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul. The next, $1M, raised a few hours later. $2M yesterday with a surprise donation of $1M by the owner of the Tennessee Titans, $4M last night, and as of this morning fundraising has hit $5.5M with a goal of $6M.
If you’re at one of our partner schools, and would like to donate to help Houston, here’s a direct link to the fundraising page on YouCaring – http://YouCaring.com/JJWatt
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 30, 2017