Houston Texans defensive lineman JJ Watt has announced his fundraising efforts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey have surpassed $2 million.
The hurricane has dumped record amounts of rain onto the Texas city of Houston, leaving at least eight dead and thousands stranded.
And with the news of the storm spreading across social media this week, Watt reacted by sharing several videos on his Twitter account, asking his fans and followers to donate to help those in need.
Watt’s videos have had an outstanding impact, with the 28-year-old providing updates on the fundraising efforts and upping the goal every few days.
Speaking after today’s practice, Watt said, “It’s literally unbelievable, so we’re going to raise it to $3 million.
“Keep donating, keep supporting, whatever you can do, get the word out.”
He added, “I’m going to do everything I can, like I said, to make sure this money goes directly to the people.”
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) August 29, 2017
Watt missed 13 games last season as he struggled with a back injury.
However, the 2014 MVP runner-up is expected to return to his best this year – a frightening prospect for every offence in the league.