J.J. Watt Foundation sending supplies to help victims of Harvey
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Pewaukee native and Houston Texans player JJ Watt has now raised more than $3 million to help flood victims and he's not stopping there.
The J.J. Watt Foundation announced they will be in at the Pewaukee High School parking lot packing a bus full of supplies for flood victims. Donations of rolled blankets, peanut butter, boxed crackers, boxed cookies, boxed muffins, granola bars, apple sauce, pudding cups, fruit cups, tuna, square boxes of tissues, and plastic silverware are being collected.There are two other bus events Wednesday in Janesville and Madison.The J.J. Watt foundation reached it's goal of $3 million donated in just two days. They are increasing their goal to $4 million but they say donating physical items is more important right now.
"That is the immediate need, so while the money is great and everything, and we are going to supplement with that money trying to fill those trucks with that if we need to, but, the immediate need is to get as much down there as fast as possible, and the resources down there are depleted, so we've got to get them coming from Wisconsin and we couldn't me more happy to do so," says Connie Watt, J.J.'s mother.
"Watts are known for their athletic prowess, but I think they're equally known for the type of citizens they are and their ability to give back to the community and that's what we want from all of our folks, and it's great to have some high profile alums to be able to lean on that," says Pewaukee High School Principal Marty Van Hulle.
Donations will be accepted at Pewaukee High School, 510 Lake St., on Tuesday August 29 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 30 from 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM, and Thursday, August 31 from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
The goal is to get the supplies to southeast Texas by Saturday.