[Update]: Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt continues to raise the bar in a group effort to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Initially setting a $200,000 benchmark, he’s helped raise over $15 million with a new goal of $20 million.
The massive chaos and devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey has led several athletes and others in the sports world to try to lend a helping hand. Last Sunday, Houston Texans All-Pro defensive lineman J.J. Watt posted a video to social media in which he asked his followers to donate to a relief fund to help those in need. His original goal was $200,000 in donations.
However, so many have been happy to donate to the cause that Watt has continued to raise the goal throughout the week. On Wednesday, Watt said that he was raising the goal from $6 million to $10 million. On Thursday morning, Watt announced that the $10 million threshold has been reached:
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 31, 2017
The Green Bay Packers were among those donating to the cause. The Packers have announced that the heralded franchise has officially donated $100,000 to Watt’s fund. However, the Packers were not the only ones to make a significant donation on Thursday.