Texans Donate $100K Toward Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMarch 25, 2020

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The Houston Texans have joined the collective effort to help the coronavirus pandemic response by announcing a $100,000 donation to the United Way of Greater Houston and Greater Houston Community Foundation on Wednesday.

The money will go toward the launching of the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

The Texans have been relaying tips and resources for Houstonians in recent days:

The organization also donated $50,000 in support of local restaurants and service industry employees, while Texans Senior Chair Janice McNair and the McNair family contributed $500,000 to the Houston Food Bank and Interfaith Ministries' Meals on Wheels:

Houston All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt has been vocal as COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States:

The three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year and his wife, Kealia Ohai Watt of the NWSL's Chicago Red Stars, donated $350,000 to the Houston Food Bank that went toward providing more than one million meals.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has also given back:

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According to CNN, at least 53,740 people in the U.S. have contracted COVID-19 and 706 people have died.