HOUSTON – (CBS/WKRG) The Houston Texans and their star player are stepping up to help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey.
JJ Watt, defensive end, published a video about the storm calling for donations to help victims who lost their homes and belongings in the severe weather.
Watt himself began the fundraising by donating $100,000 in support.
As of Monday afternoon the effort had raised more then half a million dollars.
St. Louis Cardinals star Matt Carpenter is also from the Houston area, and is asking for donations too. He says he’ll donate $10,000 for every home run he hits.