JJ Watt Will Pay For Funerals of the Victims of the Santa Fe Texas School Shooting

A true role model, the football star is once again helping his neighbors.

Santa Fe High School Students Crying
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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey's utter destruction, NFL star JJ Watt stepped up in a big way to help the people of Texas. Watt plays for the Houston Texans and felt an immense amount of responsibility to lift up those around him who've lost everything. He launched a fundraiser in the early days after that monster storm and expected to raise $200,000. His efforts sparked a movement and far exceeded that goal. The total raised exceeds thirty million dollars!

So it should come as no surprise that as Texans suffer again, Watt has stepped forward to help once again. Friday morning a teenage gunman walked into Santa Fe High School and opened fire. He killed 10 people and another 13 were wounded.

Shortly after news broke, Watt took to social media to issue a simple but powerful response:

Today Watt announced that he would pay for the funerals of all 10 of the deceased. Officials at the Houston Texans have confirmed.

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The team also issued the following statement:

"On behalf of the Texans organization, we are saddened by the tragic events at Sante Fe High School this morning and extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected. We are grateful for the brave first responders, law enforcement officials and medical personnel. The Texans family will continue to pray for our neighbors."

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