Houston Athletes Raising Money To Help After Harvey

Houston Athletes Raising Money

HOUSTON - One of the biggest fundraisers to help victims of Harvey was started by Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.

What started off as a quest to raise a few dollars to help the relief efforts has turned into a national effort to raise several millions to help people get back on their feet.

Watt has been tweeting updates throughout the last few days. His original goal was $500,000 but he blew past that in no time. The new goal is $10 million and they should hit that at some point on Thursday.

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He's not the only athlete raising money for Houston. The "Tyler Rose", Earl Campbell, is doing what he can to help his old home. Campbell was a star for the Oilers and on Friday, he'll donate a portion of the proceeds from his restaurant in the Austin airport to help Harvey victims. He'll be at the airport from 10-5 on Friday to encourage people to donate.

Earl says, "I'm so proud of the way [Houston residents] have all kicked in and helped one another and we need that in times like these."

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