PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Connie Watt, a former vice president at a home inspection company, sat at her kitchen table on Saturday morning and counted out nearly $20,000 in crumpled $1 bills, hastily signed checks, crisp $100 bills and loose change that schoolchildren had delivered to Pewaukee High School in plastic bags.
Ms. Watt, the mother of Houston Texans defensive end J. J. Watt, made sure the money was counted three times, with the help of a few volunteers, before it was added to the millions already raised by her son’s charity to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas.
The drive started Aug. 27, when J. J. Watt posted a minute-long video to his Twitter account in which he told his four million followers, “It’s very tough to watch your city get hit by such a bad storm and not be able to help,” and asked fans to donate — …