JJ Watt. Total charity rock star.
A year ago this week, Category 4 Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston, racking up 125-billion dollars in damage. The community swung into action to help each other – but some more famous Texas residents did, too.
Among them, Houston Texans star JJ Watt, who has now broken the record for the largest crowd-sourced fundraiser in history. He’s raised 41.6-million dollars for Harvey recovery efforts. In a statement, Watts said the funds have been put toward rebuilding over 600-homes and 420-childcare centers in Houston. They have also been used to provide over 26-MILLION meals and give over 65-hundred people access to healthcare.
“As I reflect on the events of Hurricane Harvey one year ago, the memories of destruction and devastation remain, but they are accompanied by memories of hope, selflessness and the beauty of the human spirit," Watt notes. "The actions of professional first responders and everyday citizens alike were an inspiration to the world and a shining example of the inherent good that lies within us all."
Bridezilla throws a tantrum!!
A bridezilla is ranting on Facebook about how her friends and family ruined her wedding after not shelling out more than $45,000 dollars in cash gifts
Susan’s dream wedding turned into a nightmare with a little help from her friends. In fact, the bride-to-be was “forced” to cancel her lavish wedding in Aruba after guests wouldn’t shell out some major cash gifts. As in, she expected guests to shell out $1500 PER PERSON and they didn't. How do we know? She offered a tirade about the debacle on Facebook.
Susan spared no expense dragging her family and friends on Facebook for ruining her $60,000 dollar wedding plans. According to her rant, she had already saved up $15,000 of the total, asking her friends for a “little help” with the remaining amount. After guests wouldn’t cough up enough cash gifts, she ended up dramatically calling off the whole thing. That's cool - we're betting the EIGHT people who RSVPd as a "yes" weren't going to miss much.
She claims that her maid of honor and her ex’s family also offered to contribute, but later backed out. So, she’s calling them “snakes” and setting off to backpack across South America solo. If you want to read the entire rant, you’re in luck since someone generously took a screenshot and posted it to Mumsnet.com.