J.J. Watt has raised $16 million for Hurricane Harvey relief, eyeing $20 million

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J.J. Watt has raised $16 million for Hurricane Harvey relief, eyeing $20 million

What started as a $100,000 donation and a call for help for the city of Houston and those affected by Hurricane Harvey has become one of the biggest fund-raisers in NFL history.

After Texans star J.J. Watt gave his initial 100K donation, he set his goal at $200,000. His project had raised more than $16 million as of Saturday morning and he has a new goal set for $20 million.



Watt has received massive donations from all over the place as Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk donated $1 million, talk show host Ellen Degeneres donated $1 million in conjunction with Wal-Mart, and Arnold Schwarzenegger donated $100,000.

The fundraiser shows no sign of slowing down and now Watt is simply contemplating what exactly to do with the money.

"My first phase is what I'm doing is this weekend, my teammates and I have semi-trucks rolling in from out of town that we filled up," Watt told CNN's "AC360 with Anderson Cooper" (via ESPN). "We have about nine semi-trucks that are going to come to town. And we have those all filled with stocks, supplies, water, food, clothing, everything. So, we're going to give that out this weekend.


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"I'm not just here for the initial fundraiser," Watt later added. "I'm here to make sure that we take care of you down the road."