Deshaun Watson still helping families impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Deshaun Watson is receiving rave reviews for a stellar start to his NFL career due to his outstanding play on the field. But the Houston Texans rookie quarterback, deservedly so, is earning just as much praise for his community service, in particular how he continues to assist families in the Houston area still burdened by the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
Watson has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help furnish 176 homes in the Houston community.
11 years ago, @habitat_org + Warrick Dunn worked together to give @DeshaunWatson's family a new home.
Today, he paid it forward. #TexansCare pic.twitter.com/eZokU9rPsZ
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 19, 2017
As noted in the Texans’ tweet, Watson and his family were the beneficiaries of an NFL star’s commitment to community when he was a child. Then-Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, along with Habitat for Humanity, gifted Watson’s family a fully-furnished, four-bedroom home. That Watson is doing similar things now as a pro football player is a textbook example of the concept of paying it forward.
Watson’s latest community outreach follows how, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, he donated his first game check to three cafeteria workers at NRG Stadium.
"If you can, you must."@deshaunwatson gave his first @NFL game check to help a few familiar faces. #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/rwcyGMSRFN
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 27, 2017
The generous gesture by Watson amounted to $27,000, 1/17th of his $465,000 annual salary.