NFL player J.J. Watt's donations helping to rebuild Houston area homes

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NFL player J.J. Watt's donations helping to rebuild Houston area homes. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 7 a.m. on October 28, 2017. (WPVI)

Texans player J.J. Watt raised $37 million to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey, and now we're seeing exactly how that money is being put to use.

One of the four non-profits he partnered with is rebuilding homes. Some homes are being ripped down to the studs.

Isla Leyva and her three sons evacuated when the flood waters were waist deep.

Now their house is filled with mold.

"It really just makes me feel like a better person, just by being able to be out here and meet these people and work with these people everyday," says volunteer Morgan Villnave.

"I'm blessed. I'm crying and thanking God," Leyva says.

The group helping out with all of the rebuilding efforts is based in New Orleans.

Volunteers say they will be doing work like this for months.

Their goal is to rebuild 200 homes in the Houston area.

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