J.J. Watt and Houston Texans hand out donations across City of Houston
Nine semi-trucks full of donations traveled more than 1,100 miles from the Wisconsin to Houston, Texas.
On Sunday, J.J. Watt and his teammates with the Houston Texans began their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Texans players gathered at four different locations across Houston to hand out supplies including water, food and cleaning products.
“I can’t say thank you enough to the people of America, the people of Texas. Showing their compassion, showing their true colors, showing that when there is difficult times, when times get tough humans step up to help other humans," said Watt.
In the last week, Watt has raised more than $18 million dollars through his YouCaring page and it continues to grow. So far, more than 170,000 people have donated.
Watt said in the press conference Sunday that Justin J. Watt Foundation has not spent the money yet.
“I know people are trusting me with their money to make sure I am making the right decisions. I am taking my time, I want to make sure I do this right. This is not a one day, one week, one year project," said Watt.
He said he's been talking with local organizations to make sure the money goes directly to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“You have a whole team, a whole city behind you, a whole world behind you. I just want you to know we are with you," said Watt.