With more than 185,000 homes damaged, 9,000 destroyed and 42,000 people in shelters amid overflowing rivers and reservoirs, Hurricane Harvey had a devastating affect in Houston, Texas.
And with a “massive” cleanup underway, Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson was keen to do everything in his power to help out.
Watson was drafted number 12 overall in the 2017 NFL draft and is expected to become a franchise signal-caller for the Texans.
However, despite the pressure being placed on him to succeed, Watson’s first paycheck won’t be used to splash out on new clothes, designer jewellery or an NFL-player worthy car.
Instead, the 22-year-old has given his earnings to three Texans employees who “lost everything” during Hurricane Harvey:
The Texans have a 1-2 record heading into week four of the season, with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals sandwiched between losses to the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Watson’s team will host the Tennessee Titans in this week’s match-up.