NFL star J.J. Watt is once again in the headlines for his efforts within his community. Following this week’s tragedy at Santa Fe High School in Texas which left ten people dead, Watt reached out to the families of the victims and offered to pay for their funerals. Watt initially reached out to the school to share his plans to personally cover the costs of the funerals.
Watt tweeted about the shooting shortly after the news surfaced.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 18, 2018
The Houston Texans organization also issued a statement on the shooting.
“On behalf of the Texans organization, we are saddened by the tragic events at Santa 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.”
Last year, Watt received the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his efforts to help the Houston community after Hurricane Harvey. Watt helped raise more than $37 million for those who were impacted by the devastating storm.