In times of tragedy, often times the mettle of people is shown.
As Hurricane Harvey ravaged through the Gulf coast of Texas and into the Houston area, many everyday people turned into heroes as they rushed to save as many people as they could.
Others donated money. Everyone’s thoughts have been with the victims dealing with the aftermath of this massive and deadly storm.
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) August 28, 2017
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt began a charge Sunday night to raise $200,000. The goal was exceeded in less than two hours, so Watt raised it to $1 million.
After that goal was surpassed, he raised it again. And again. And again.
Now, he is over $6 million and is aiming to hit $10 million with the hopes that all of the money donated will be given to the people who need it.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 30, 2017
Rockets’ owner Leslie Alexander, who is a beloved member of the Houston community, initially donated $4 million.
Alexander has since added $6 million more to that amount.
Leslie Alexander has upped his 4 million dollar donation to 10 million dollars in support of Harvey relief.
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) August 29, 2017
As video footage, photos, and stories come in at a rapid pace on social media timelines and smartphone news feeds, the entire nation is standing with Houston.
One Houston coach pleaded for help on Twitter and his college hoops colleagues responded.