Watt, a native of Wisconsin and a member of the Houston Texans, has been actively campaigning on social media for help in combating the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in the greater southern Texas area. "I think we're in a time right now where obviously the City of Houston, the state of Texas especially, the southeastern part is down, so we need to help them as much as we possibly can". "We lock in, we focus on our jobs, but the second we're out of meetings I go to straight to my phone and check on the fundraiser, check on people running logistics on the trucks, and we're always watching the news".
So manypeople visited Watt's website on YouCaring.com, the website crashed. In just 48 hours, he received more than $4 million in donations and kept raising the goal each day. Watt told ESPN, "We're filling the semi trucks as we speak".
You can donate to Watt's efforts here. More than 8,500 people have been rescued from their homes. As of Thursday, his foundation page directs visitors to his crowdfunding efforts for Harvey victims.
US Open | Maria Sharapova feels the respect from athletes If she can beat Ashleigh Barty next, Stephens would get to the fourth round at a major for the first time in almost 2½ years. Open after dropping the opening set of her second-round match against 59th-ranked Timea Babos of Hungary in a tiebreaker.
Hart started a crowdfunding campaign online with the Red Cross that has raised almost $1 million with the help of more than $5,000 contributors.
J.J. Watt's drive to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief passed a remarkable milestone on Thursday, pushing past the $10million mark. So I wanted to do whatever we possibly could, and I knew that I wanted to get out in front of it quick. The Texans were on the road playing the New Orleans Saints on Saturday. Originally, this match was planned to be played in Houston but after heavy rain that Hurricane Harvey brought over the fourth largest city in the USA it has been decided that it should be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of Cowboys. "Whether it's $5, whether it's $500, whatever it may be, to see so manypeople's support, to see so many people send the message, spread the message, it's incredible". We're going to help you out.
The Texans rerouted to Dallas after their game this weekend and will travel back to Houston when it's safe. Watt may have to raise his fundraising goal again.
Lake County's first confirmed case of West Nile virus has been detected in a 70 years old Grayslake woman this year. Symptoms can include a headache, fatigue, skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain along with fever.
Satellite imagery analysed by US-based Human Rights Watch indicated that many homes in northern Rakhine state were set ablaze. They fear lack of accommodation and sanitation facilities may lead to abuse of young girls.
Key Republican lawmakers and administration leaders nonetheless have spent the Congressional recess promoting tax reform. After the speech, White House aides defended Cohn to reporters who noticed the slight.
The single is the first of many from a new Swift album all due for release in November, titled " Reputation ". It has even dethroned Adele's Hello which holds a record 27 million views in the just 24-hour time span.
Last week, Uber said its sales reached $1.75 billion in the second quarter, up 17% from the previous quarter. Khosrowshahi took the helm of Expedia when it spun out of InterActiveCorp's IAC Travel division in 2005.
Staff members at the Center Court Condominiums called 911 about 7.30am on Monday after seeing a man at the bottom of the pool. Merber added, "I was going to pick David up at the airport in a few days to come to my house like he does every September".
Kottlowski said lots of atmospheric factors will come into play during the next week to determine the path of Hurricane Irma . The National Hurricane Center upgraded Irma's status to a hurricane late in the morning of Thursday, August 31.
The charging case is smaller than before, supports quick charging and you can get a full charge of it (total capacity of 340 mAh). But Samsung chose Berlin - namely the annual IFA consumer electronics show - to unveil a trio of brand new smart watches.
Who will win the US Open titles this year? She carried her momentum into the second set by breaking Kerber in the first game. It was her first top-10 win, but this very contained young woman was not about to leap for joy-it is not her way.
He took some licks later in the game by trying to win the game at the end. "We haven't come to a decision at this point and time". McDermott was unable to provide a timetable as to when Taylor or Yates can be cleared to play.
IS convoy reaches east Syria after ceasefire
His comments came in a speech in which he declared Hezbollah victory in the war against ISIS on the Leabanese border with Syria. On Monday, dozens of Lebanese soldiers were seen manning positions on a string of hilltops in Jurud Ras Baalbek.
AAP Gets Delhi, Parrikar Sweeps The Panji Bypoll
Having lost two seats that went to polls in Goa, the Congress today alleged that the ruling BJP "indulged in corrupt practises". The result of the by-election, a morale booster for chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP, was announced on Monday.
Self-driving pizza delivery cars? Ford and Domino's are on it
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Transgender Service Members Sue Trump Over Military Ban
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain departure thanks to one man
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Matthew Stafford Will Be Highest-Paid Player In NFL History
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