In a kind and generous act, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three victims who were especially affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey, three cafeteria workers employed at the NRG Stadium.
During a break in preparation for Sunday’s game against the 2-1 Tennessee Titans, Watson went to the cafeteria inside NRG Stadium and presented Denisse Benavides, Isabel Sanchez and Maria Rincon with a ribbon wrapped check each to provide help, and show his appreciation for all they do.
The Houston Texans have rallied around the city of Houston during and after the events of Hurricane Harvey and the severe flooding it caused. Star defensive end J.J. Watt started a fundraising campaign that raised over $37 million in proceeds. Texans owner Bob McNair made a one million dollar donation to a relief fund, which the NFL matched. The team has helped distribute supplies. Lastly, Texans coach Bill O’Brien dedicated the season to the city and people of Houston.
DESHAUN WATSON KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE.
Deshaun Watson and his family were once on the other side of the fence. Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn donated a home to his family in 2006 through the philanthropic organization Homes for the Holidays or HMTH. HMTH partners with Habitat for Humanity, an organization internationally known for building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing.
THE NFL HAS A BIG HEART
Watson isn’t the only one making sure that victims get the help they need. Emmanuel Sanders, a Houston native, was the mastermind of a $87,500 donation from Broncos players, which was matched by the Denver Broncos. The Rams’ owner, Stan Kroenke and his family donated $1 million. In the mist of the flurry of boycotting, protesting, and Trump being Trump, it’s still good to see the humanity shine in the NFL.