The Justin J. Watt Foundation published the progress of the contributions to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund published by J.J. Watt a year ago.
After Hurricane Harvey ripping through Texas, Texans star J.J. Watt started the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and raised $ 41.6 million, making it the largest crowdsourced fundraiser in history.
On Monday, the Justin J. Watt Foundation released the results of the donations, with all donations distributed to eight nonprofits:
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According to the Foundation, more than 600 homes have been restored, repaired and rebuilt through donations , It has also helped restore and rebuild more than 420 childcare centers and out-of-school programs serving more than 16,000 children. The Foundation distributed more than 26 million meals to people affected by the storm. More than 6,500 people were mentally and physically cared for and more than 10,000 patients received medication.
"When I think about the events of hurricane Harvey a year ago, the memories of destruction and devastation are preserved, but they are accompanied by memories of hope, selflessness, and the beauty of the human mind," Watt said in one Statement by the Houston Texans on Monday. "The actions of professional first responders and everyday citizens were equally an inspiration to the world and a shining example of the inherent goodness that lies within us all, and these actions on the ground were supported by the actions of hundreds of thousands from around the world Lucky to be a first-hand witness to this generosity as the fundraiser I started with a simple goal of $ 200,000 has become an incredible support to people around the globe.
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The Justin J. Watt Foundation is still working on Hurricane Harvey Recovery and released a plan for the next 12 months, which includes: 19659056] • Home remediation and disaster management, including assistance with temporary housing , Furniture, appliances, transport and more Baker Ripley  • Continuing support for physical and mental health care, including distributing medicines and implementing mobile medical clinics at Americares.
• Added support for the massive increase in demand for Harvey, which covers 48 districts through Houston Food Bank, Coastal Bend Food Bank, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and Southeast Texas Food Bank with Feeding America.
• Rebuild Harvey's damaged homes while also laying on providing resiliency for future storms in Rockport, Aransas County, Refugio County and San Patricio County with all hands and hearts
• Reconstruction and restoration of damaged Boys & Girls clubs in Harvey affected areas serving more than 5,000 young people.
• Repairing and rebuilding Harvey destroyed homes with Habitat for Humanity. 19659056] "When all was said and done, after the late donations and checks that came after the deadline were counted, the total amount that was donated and the amount that was donated was given to work in the church now $ 41.6 million, "Watt said in the statement. "Over the past year, these funds have been used to repair and rebuild houses so that people can finally return and have a 'hometown' again – these funds have restored and rebuilt childcare centers so parents can have one again They can bring their children there, where they are sure that they will be able to work again and regain a sense of normalcy, providing millions and millions of meals to people who were not sure where their next meal could come from Means provided for the physical and mental care of those who suffered a terrible weekend a year ago. While much has been achieved in the last 12 months, there is still much work to be done in the future incredible nonprofit partners work together to help Harvey so much and To provide support as possible. I can not thank everyone enough for their support and generosity. They have really given an incredible example of what the human mind can do. Every time I'm lucky enough to witness how someone returns to their house for the first time or a child runs around in the playground again, I am reminded of the generosity of strangers who have helped make everything possible. Thank you and never stop spreading the positivity! #HoustonStrong "