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JJ Watt sets up relief fund for victims of Houston flooding

Updated: 2:42 p.m. on August 28, 2017

HOUSTON (CBS 58) -- In a tweet on Monday, JJ Watt said his YouCaring page has raised over $500,000 for flood relief. The goal has now been raised to $1,000,000. 

The YouCaring page can be found here.

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Updated: 8:29 p.m. August 27, 2017

HOUSTON (CBS 58) -- In a tweet a little after 8:00 p.m. JJ Watt said the initial goal of $200,000 was raised in less than two hours. He has now raised the goal to $500,000.

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Posted: 6:21 p.m. August 27, 2017

HOUSTON (CBS 58) -- Pewaukee native JJ Watt posted a video on Sunday saying how difficult it is to watch the devastation in Houston. Houston Texans players had to go to Dallas in order to avoid Harvey and practice.

Watt has set up a You Caring page to raise funds for flood relief. Within a few hours of the page going up over 1,000 people have donated for a total of $166,964 as of 6:30 p.m. Watt was the first one to donate sending $100,000 to the relief effort.

Click here to donate.

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