Packers donate $100,000 to J.J. Watt flood relief

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers have announced the organization is donating $100,000 to J.J. Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund to help support Houston and other communities in southeast Texas dealing with the devastating flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The Packers are also inviting fans to get involved and contribute if they are able, either by texting to donate through the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief program or donating to Watt’s campaign.

To participate in the text-to-donate program, fans can text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross Hurricane relief. Fans can also donate online by visiting and selecting “Hurricane Harvey” within the “I want to support” dropdown menu.

The funds will support Texas disaster relief and recovery efforts. The American Red Cross is coordinating a massive relief operation along the Gulf Coast to help residents and communities recover. With the extent of the damage still unknown and many families still seeking shelter, the area is in dire need of assistance.

At Thursday’s Packers-Rams game, fans will also see instructions on the TundraVision video boards on how to donate by texting the American Red Cross.

“The Packers and our fans send our support to the many people and communities impacted by the devastating flooding in the Houston area,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “Our thoughts are with all those affected, as well as the responders.”

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