Houston Texan JJ Watt's Harvey Fundraiser Has Raised More Than $10 Million

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien walks up the sidelines during the first quarter of an NFL pre-season football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Saturday Aug. 26 2017 in New Orleans. ( Brett Coomer  Houston C

So I wanted to do whatever we possibly could, and I knew that I wanted to get out in front of it quick.

The disaster left behind by Tropical Storm Harvey has been utterly devastating for the people of Texas, and the road ahead for cities like Houston and the surrounding area will be extremely hard.

One of the reasons for the cancellation of this match is to allow players to return home and be with their families and help out to those in need. The NFL star was out of the city with his teammates when the storm hit, but on Sunday he set up a fundraising page to help with recovery efforts.

She couldn't believe how many donations they've received in such a short amount of time. Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio have each donated $1 million, while others such as Kevin Hart, Kim Kardashian, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and Jamie Foxx have all donated thousands.

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"Houston, we're coming home, and we're going to help you", Watt said.

Watt's YouCaring drive, which Strunk's donation is to, has been attracting major attention with donations from celebrities, National Football League fans and caring individuals alike. So I'll keep you updated the whole time.

On another video, Watt stated that he will do everything to make the money reach those who are really in need as soon as possible. As of 8 p.m. ET, the drive had raised more than $4 million.

"We have things like water, food, clothing, generators, baby supplies, cleaning supplies", he said in his Twitter video.

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"And that's the tentative plan at the moment". "My good friend JJ Watt has started a fundraising effort through YouCaring, and I've donated $200,000 towards it".

"When Texas needed him, JJ Watt was there. We lock in, we focus on our jobs, but the second we're out of meetings I go to straight to my phone and check on the fundraiser, check on people running logistics on the trucks, and we're always watching the news".

"Even if it doesn't affect you directly, just think of what they're going through", said Natalie Driebel, who stopped to drop off donations with her mother.

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