PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — J.J. Watt has started a fundraiser to help with the recovery efforts of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
The Houston Texans star initially hoped to raise $200,000, offering to match the first $100,000 raised. He raised that goal in less than two hours and has since upped the goal to $500,000. According to SI.com’s Peter King, Rockets guard Chris Paul told Watt he plans to donate $50,000.
Watt has chose the fundraising site YouCaring.com. However, the site has — and still is — experiencing bandwidth issues due to the large amount of traffic Watt is directing to his page.
“Incredible to see so many people come together on this,” Watt told King.
The Titans’ owner donated one million.
Watt amazingly eclipsed $6 million raised on Wednesday afternoon and set his new goal at $10 million.