Charles Butt, H-E-B Chairman and CEO, has personally donated $5 million to the J.J. Watt Foundation’s Houston Flood Relief Fund.
“Throughout this disaster, I have been humbled by the state’s unprecedented generosity and heroism,” Butt said in a statement. “I want to commend and support the extraordinary relief efforts of J.J. Watt who has taken the lead, not as a world-class NFL player or celebrity, but as an individual who saw the need to help his fellow Texans and immediately took action.”
H-E-B officials presented the check to Watt at NRG Stadium on Wednesday.
“I appreciate the incredible generosity Charles Butt and H-E-B has shown,” said J.J. Watt. “It is amazing what can happen when people from all over come together for one common goal.”
After Butt's donation, Watt's foundation has raised a total of $27 million as of this writing.
“Hurricane Harvey has taken a catastrophic toll on our great state. Now is the time to come together and collectively help rebuild our communities,” said Butt.