J.J. Watt Raised Over $30 Million, Tim Duncan Starts Hurricane Irma Relief Effort For U.S. Virgin Islands
J.J. Watt has been an inspiration to many with his tireless relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The Texans All-Pro defensive end launched a fund on August 26 with an initial goal of $200,000. As of today, the impressive relief effort has raised over $30 million in donations. You can donate to the You Caring relief fund HERE.
Now Tim Duncan has started a relief effort for victims of the devastating Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The legendary San Antonio Spurs superstar penned an article for The Players’ Tribune asking fans to donate to the recovery effort in the United States Virgin Islands.
“I know not everyone can give, and that’s O.K.—after all, a lot of you just got done giving financial support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and the fires on the West Coast. But if you’re able, here’s what I can promise: Every dollar donated will go directly to relief efforts on the ground. Starting as soon as the weather permits, I’ll be chartering an airplane full of supplies from San Antonio to St. Croix, the biggest town in the Virgin Islands. And I’m already busy putting together a team—some from the Virgin Islands and some who will fly in from elsewhere—to help manage the relief effort.”
Duncan has a vested interest in this important relief effort because he was born in Saint Croix, one of the main islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Duncan has already pledged $250,000 and will match contributions up to $1 million. As of publication, the fund has raised over $500,000. You can donate HERE.
You can see photos and videos of the widespread destruction that Hurricane Irma has inflicted on the Virgin Islands and other islands in the Caribbean HERE.