HEB Grocery Company, the largest grocery store chain in the state of Texas, just added another $5 million to the stockpile of donations Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has received in his recovery efforts in the Houston area following Hurricane Harvey.
J.J. Watt receives $5 million donation from H-E-B, fund up to $26.77 million pic.twitter.com/zfucb1aAaX
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 6, 2017
Even for a multi-billion dollar company, that’s most definitely a sizable donation. It also brings Watt’s fund to nearly $27 million. This came after he set up a fundraiser to earn $200,000 following the devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought on Texas.
HEB’s donation is the just the latest example of those working with Watt to help rebuild the Houston area after the Category 4 storm hit land late last month.
These are the stories we should focus on as natural disasters continue to uproot the lives of so many Americans. And they will continue to impact both the larger American society as well as the sports world.
Another hurricane, Irma, is currently a Category 5 in the Caribbean and could potentially hit the Florida coast this upcoming weekend.
It’s led tot he postponement of the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in South Beach, originally slated for this upcoming Friday.
People like Watt and those who have given both time and money to recovery efforts are helping those most impacted by what has been a devastating late summer in the United States. We can now add HEB Grocery Company to that list.