#HoustonStrong: J.J. Watt gives update on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
HOUSTON, Texas — Relief efforts are continuing in Houston two years after Hurricane Harvey hit the city.
Former Wisconsin Badger and current Houston Texan J.J. Watt helped raise more than $41 million for relief efforts, according to Time Magazine.
On Thursday, Watt provided an update on how that money is currently helping the Houston community.
Hurricane Harvey Relief:
Two Year Update. pic.twitter.com/7UgjPfu6fy
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 29, 2019
Watt announced on his Twitter page that so far the money raised to help clean up, repair and rebuild over 1,183 homes; recover and rebuild over 971 child care centers and after-school programs that serve over 180,000 children; distribute over 239 million meals; offer physical and mental health services to over 8,000 individuals; and distribute 337,000 prescriptions to low-income and uninsured patients.
Watt teamed up with partners in Houston during the relief efforts, including Boys & Girls Club, Baker Ripley, Habitat for Humanity, Feeding America and Save the Children.
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