The Houston Texans entered the 2017 NFL season under unique circumstances as the city of Houston was dealing with the devastating fallout of Hurricane Harvey, which left thousands trying to pick up the pieces after severe flooding ravaged the city.
J.J. Watt raised a tremendous amount of money for Hurricane Harvey relief, as his relief fund topped $37 million. Other members of the Texans pitched in as well, with some joining Watt’s effort, while guys like Deshaun Watson found other ways to make an impact.
Watson, the rookie quarterback that took over as the starter in the second half of their Week 1 game, decided to do something special for three members of the NRG Stadium staff that were especially hit hard by the hurricane. The Texans posted video of Watson presenting his game check to the three cafeteria workers, split up, so they could use it to help put their lives back together.
It’s a touching moment and you can see how much Watson’s donation means to the three women, all of whom have seen significant amounts of their property damaged due to the hurricane. It’s also nice to see that there are continued relief efforts going on in Houston, from Watson and others, trying to make sure they’re continuing to help even after flood waters have receded, because the people affected continue to fight an uphill battle.