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JJ Watt donates large sum to to family of firefighter killed in explosion


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NFL player J.J. Watt reportedly donated a stunning $10,000 to support the family of a Wisconsin firefighter who was killed in the Sun Prairie gas explosion.

Watt answered the call when he was notified of a GoFundMe campaign set up to help the grieving family of Cory Barr, a SPFD member who was killed Tuesday night during an explosion caused by a natural gas leak, which also destroyed a restaurant owned by the late Barr and his wife.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Watt quietly added $10,000 to the family, making a point not to notify media.

However, his generosity did not go unnoticed for long, not that it is uncommon for him to raise money for charitable causes. In 2016, he gave the same amount to a Texas teen who needed brain surgery after a football injury. Following Hurricane Harvey, he raised over $37 million to help with relief.

While the goal of the campaign was to raise $75,000, the current amount raised is around $117,631.

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