For the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, Wisconsin is a native and former Badgers eminent JJ Watts provided an update for his now-famous fundraising efforts, noting that his foundation had raised a total of $ 41.6 million for disaster relief.
The number is considered a world record crowdsourcing effort, and the work resulted in recognition for Watt in many forms, including the NFL Man of the Year and Sports Illustrated Athlete of the Year.
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The foundation has teamed with several charities and their ability to rebuild or repair 600 homes, recovering 420 childcare facilities, distributing 26,000,000 meals and providing them of health services touted 6,500 people and medicines for 10,000 patients.
"There will be more in the future as we continue to work with our incredible nonprofit partners to provide as much help and support as possible to those affected by Harvey," Watt wrote. "I can not thank all of you enough for your support and generosity, you have truly delivered an incredible example of what the human mind can do."