Jimmy Fallon and “The Tonight Show” became the latest contributors to J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund on Tuesday when the late night show host announced a donation of $1 million to the Houston Texans fundraising effort.
“Last week we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas, but in the face of this tragedy we saw good,” Fallon began.
“We saw communities banding together, neighbors helping neighbors, strangers helping strangers. So many heroes: People like Mattress Mack, who opened up his stores and showrooms for those who needed shelter; a group of people who formed a human chain to save a man from a flooded SUV; and J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans who has raised over $18 million to provide food, water and supplies to the victims.”
Fallon then announced that “The Tonight Show” is donating $1 million directly to Watt’s fund for Hurricane Harvey relief.
“One of most inspiring clips I saw last week was a video of two singers, Victoria White and Marquist Taylor, who visited a storm shelter and formed a spontaneous gospel choir to sing to hurricane evacuees,” Fallon explained.
The late night TV host then introduced the two singers and their choir, along with resident band The Roots, who performed a powerful rendition of “Lean on Me,” which they dedicated to all the heroes in Houston.