"Someone called to say they'd like to donate 11,000 packages of water, which is the most needed", Connie Watt said.
The defensive end's fundraiser started with a target of $200,000 in flood relief.
As of Thursday morning, donations have exceeded $10 million.
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At that time, the campaign was just over $1 million, but Watt will probably have no shortage of experienced disaster recovery experts willing to help this growing operation and no shortage of scrutiny on how well it goes.
"My daughter Lindsey is actually in Houston. 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". CNN reports that at least 19 people have died in the storm. The e-mails started flooding in. So I wanted to do whatever we possibly could, and I knew that I wanted to get out in front of it quick.
"As the person collecting it, I can promise you I'm doing everything I can to make sure this money is going directly back to the people", Watt said Tuesday from Arlington, Texas, where the Texans are working out this week. Some large donations were made by other players and even team owners as well. They needed can openers Thursday because they ran out for their donation boxes, and 30 minutes later, they had more than enough! Although Drake had already worked with his friend Future The Prince to assist local Houston relief groups, the Toronto rapper has just taken it upon himself to contribute even more to the cause.
"We do have a team down there, and they're working diligently, so the trucks are due to arrive in Texas Saturday evening and Sunday". And that thing that's really pretty neat about him is he's adamant about that money going towards the people that need it. He'll be at the airport from 10-5 on Friday to encourage people to donate.