NFL players are among the many who have assisted those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Superstar player J.J. Watt raised over $30 million for those affected by the storm. But Watt isn’t the only teammate who stepped up. A fellow Houston Texans teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to do his part for the victims.
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Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson understood that many families lost everything when Hurricane Harvey decimated Texas. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity, Watson helped refurnish over 176 homes.
“It’s just awesome to give back and hang out with the people we are helping out,” Watson said. A Texas ABC affiliate station reported that the families involved will receive vouchers for a private shopping event at Ashley Home Store.
Ironically, Watson was paying it forward. His family received help when he was a young boy. Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn worked with Habitat for Humanity in 2006, and Watson’s family was one of the families who received a new home.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 19, 2017
This isn’t the first time Watson was assisted others as SB Nation has reported that the former Clemson QB gave three cafeteria workers at the Texans stadium his first three-game checks after he learned they were affected by Harvey.
It was reported that Watsons simply pulled them aside and told them “I hope this helps.” The checks were reportedly $27,000 a piece.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 27, 2017
“Anything else Y’all need, I’m always here to help,” he concluded before giving the women a hug. Watson has shown in his short time in the NFL that he has no problem giving to worthy causes and is willing to help those effect by tragedy.
He may not have as much clout as Watt yet, but this young man has proven he has what it takes to make a difference on and off the field.