'That's our city': JJ Watt Houston Harvey relief fund hits $4M

Sports teams, organizations and players are showing their support for Houstonians and donating big money to the recovery effort. 8/29 10:15 p.m.

When Texans star JJ Watt set up an online fundraiser to help Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey he hoped to raise $250,000. Now just two days later, it's raised more than $4 million. 

Watt revealed the exciting news Tuesday evening in a Facebook Live and also said he's now raising their goal to $5 million. He donated $100,000 himself when the YouCaring fundraiser first went online.

"That's our city. It's very tough to watch our city get hit by such a bad storm and not be there to help with the recovery," Watt said. "I know these recovery efforts are going to be massive."

He said he wanted to start a fundraiser to help people get back on their feet.

According to the YouCaring fundraiser called "Houston Flood Relief Fund," Watt donated $100,000.

"Houston, we're in this together," Watt said in a description of his donation on the fundraising page. It also raised about $30,000 through additional donations within the first hour.

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