JJ Watt: class act

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by 22Horn, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. 22Horn

    22Horn 100+ Posts

    It's great to read and hear about the relief fund being started by JJ Watt and his proposal that proceeds from Thurs Houston / Cowboy game
    be contributed to Houston area residents. Noticed that the fund he started yesterday is sitting at 450K. Hoping that many others will jump on board to help. There are probably other organizations and individuals that are involved in similar ways. Poor or wealthy, we all can help even if it is only a small amount.
     
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  2. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 500+ Posts

    Cowboys fan here and I agree 100%.........hold it at Jerrah world with all Proceeds going to Hurricane relief.........bet ATT would be full.
     
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  3. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Jerrah will give away everything - after he takes his cut of course.
     
  4. Dionysus

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  5. BallsofSteerToo

    BallsofSteerToo 25+ Posts

    The Cowboy's have already pledged One Million Dollars to the city of houston and harris county. Don't have my handy Dr Evil.
     
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  6. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 500+ Posts

  7. rick mueller

    rick mueller 500+ Posts

    As of Wednesday afternoon, JJ's relief fund has passed $6 million and he has raised the goal to $10 million.
     
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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Now it's at $9.7 million

    I like how he is doing it, bypassing the Red Cross
     
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  9. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Last time Red Cross collected money for Houston, they took a chunk of that money and used it in Florida and on the east coast. No thanks, plenty of other places to donate and insure the money comes to Jefferson, Harris, and surrounding counties plus the Coastal Bend.
     
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  10. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin

    Humans are good.
     
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  11. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 500+ Posts

    I love the heat for giving and helping, but this is my biggest concern. How do we know the $ we donate is going to real people in need? How does any agency discern between people who really had a house flooded and those who just have a Houston address? They can't possible check everyone. How do we know the $ isn't just going into some political criminals pocket? I certainly appreciate JJ, but I think I'll stick with sending my $ to Star of Hope or where else I know exactly where the $ is going.
     
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  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  13. 22Horn

    22Horn 100+ Posts

    $12 million...Awesome!!!

    It is called faith and trust even when you don't really know. Yes, most have been burned by someone using funds differently than we expected but somewhere, even in this crazy selfish world, we must have trust and faith in others and along the way we hope others will have the same in us and our intentions and words / actions.
     
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  14. 22Horn

    22Horn 100+ Posts

    and it is too bad that some organizations and individuals choose to ignore or intentionally deprive or deceive others.
     
  15. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Hager Hair Baby

    Yes! If it is in your heart to give, do it generously and without hesitation
     
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  16. mb227

    mb227 1,000+ Posts

    I trust JJ to do things right. I do NOT trust the Red Cross even though they claimed on television this morning that the pledge callers can specify where they want funds spent.

    I also do NOT believe Red Cross assertion that 91 cents of every dollar goes to actual relief efforts.

    There are local efforts that Mom and I will be donating to, including some of the animal shelters.

    One of the attorneys in my building is former HPD and was discussing how quickly supplies were put into use out of the donations taken in at the Police Union building. Officers were coming in with socks squishing and needed clean, dry socks (in addition to food). Remember that, in addition to busting their asses trying to protect the region, they also have MANY who have ALSO lost everything.
     
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  17. 22Horn

    22Horn 100+ Posts

    How true!!
     
  18. p_town_horn

    p_town_horn 1,000+ Posts

    To JJ Watt:

    :hookem:

    The highest salute I can give a man
     
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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Dell also stepping up big

     
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  20. p_town_horn

    p_town_horn 1,000+ Posts

    $36 mill ... wow talk about stepping up
     
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  21. mb227

    mb227 1,000+ Posts

    Have not had a chance to confirm, but mom told me this morning that, due to the overwhelming size of JJ's fund, it was now going to the Red Cross. If true, that disappoints me.

    I will continue to look for local groups. An additional thought that I had overnight was looking at local/regional mental health groups that will be seeing MANY first responders in the coming months as they require assistance to deal with the horrors they have witnessed.

    Mom is also wanting to send something to the groups like the Cajun Navy that showed up without a single obligation to have done so.
     
  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  24. LtSwtCrude

    LtSwtCrude Guest

    Best example of an NFL Player in current era. Doing a thing that matters and that is in sync with human nature and reality on the ground. Too often our good intentions are caught up in the ethers.
     
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  25. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Pretty amazing stats for a player who has missed most of the last 2 seasons

     
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  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    He does this every game, no matter where, as long as he can walk


     
  27. NRHorn

    NRHorn 500+ Posts

    Folks I’ll leave this here and move on, so no return fire from me on this.
    I know someone who knows Jerrah, and he is very generous.
    Like pays for a $5 sandwich and gives a $95 tip. Often. Very caring guy.
    Let’s scale that, when’s the last time you gave someone a $15 tip on a $5 bill?

    If u don’t do so regularly, then you need to look in the mirror before talking poorly about a perceived greed, that’s baseless.
     
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  28. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    Speaking of scaling, Jerry Jones' net worth is $5,600,000,000 ($5.6 Billion):

    https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/jerry-jones-net-worth/

    Assuming a typical net worth +/- of someone in their 40s-60s, should be around $100,000 to $500,000 or so, Jerry's ability to pay compared to the average Joe would be $5,600,000,000/$500,000 or about 11,200 times the average Joe.

    If an average Joe would tip $15 on a $5 tab, then JJ should tip 11,200 times $15 or $168,000.

    Just scaling.
     
  29. NRHorn

    NRHorn 500+ Posts

    point- and not directed at you Blon-is that we tend to cast stones without first examining our own lives.
    The scale I was referring to, is directed at me. Just one example of his generosity- on a personal level.i also thought is was cool.still do.
    I am speaking more of myself, here BTW.
     
  30. blonthang

    blonthang 1,000+ Posts

    No problem, just I appreciate more the working stiff who on Friday afternoon, buys a couple of beers, for about $10 with tax now, and showing appreciation for the server doing a good job, adding not just say $5 for a tip, tosses in another $5.

    IMHO that $5 means a whole lot more than someone like Jerry Jones being able to toss down $95 on a $5 tab.

    Not jealous of the rich, just more appreciative of the rank and file Joes who contribute when it might hurt a bit as compared to the actual dollar amount.
     

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