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J.J. Watt Updates How Funds Raised to Help with Harvey Recovery Have Been Used

More than 600 homes have been repaired and some have been rebuilt

Houston Texans player J.J. Watt has provided an update on how funds he raised to help with the recovery process after Hurricane Harvey have been used.

After Harvey ripped through Texas, J.J. Watt started a fundraiser with a goal of $200,000.

However, a year later –with more checks and late donations rolling in after deadline– that total is now $41.6 million, which is the largest-crowd-sourced fundraiser in world history, according to Watt’s foundation.

The Houston Texans defensive end said in a tweet the funds were distributed to eight nonprofit organizations. The money raised has repaired and rebuilt more than 600 homes, as well as the recovery and rebuilding of over 400 childcare centers and after school programs.

There’s also a plan in place for the next 12 months to continue to help and support those impacted by the storm.

Watt said in a statement released by the Texans he’s grateful for the “generosity of strangers” who donated to the fundraiser.

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