J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans celebrates after the game between the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images
Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images

Texans’ JJ Watt starts fund for Houston area after floods

Amid the historic floods in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt started a fund for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

On Sunday, Watt posted a video promoting his YouCaring page that originally had a goal of $200,000.

"That's our city," Watt said. "It's very tough to watch your city get hit by such a bad storm and not be there to help. Not be there to help with the recovery, help with the process. It's very tough."

Less than two hours later, Watt’s followers hit the $200,000 goal.

Watt later raised the goal to $500,000 on Sunday night. 

"Houston's a great city," Watt said. "We're going to come out of this stronger than ever, but we're going to need a lot of money to help these people rebuild."

To give to Watt’s YouCaring page, visit  YouCaring.com/JJWatt or click on the link in Watt’s tweet below.

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