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J.J. Watt's Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Hits $27 Million

Houston Texans linebacker J.J. Watt has raised $27 million through his fundraiser to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Watt originally began the fundraiser with a goal of $200,000. Today, Watt announced that Charles Butt, owner of H-E-B, had donated $5 million. Watt's fundraiser also received $1 million from "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

The total raised by Watt has come from over 180,000 donors.

If you would like to donate to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Relief effort, you can donate at

Photo by Fox News

Photo by Fox News

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