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Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday announced that his Tonight Show is giving $1 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund organized by Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt, which at press time has raised more than $20 million.
“Last week we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas,” Fallon said in a preview clip from Tuesday night’s show. “But in the face of this tragedy, we saw good. We saw communities banding together.
“Neighbors helping neighbors,” he continued. “Strangers helping strangers. So many heroes — people like Mattress Mack, who opened up his stores and showrooms for those who needed shelter … the 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 dollars to provide food, water, and supplies to the victims.
“And I’m proud to say that our show, The Tonight Show, is donating $1 million to J.J.’s fund,” Fallon confirmed.
The late-night host then introduced singers Victoria White and Marquist Taylor, along with their Houston Gospel Choir, to perform the Bill Withers song “Lean on Me,” “dedicated to all the heroes in Houston who did whatever they could to help.”
Watch the clip below, and catch it on The Tonight Show at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.
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