Hurricane Harvey has been causing severe damage in Texas since it made landfall late Friday. Houston, the fourth-largest city in the U.S., was one of the areas hardest hit by Harvey, and much of the city was flooded by torrential rain. Celebrities are now using their platforms to help in any way they can.
Houston native Beyoncé, who grew up in the Third Ward, released a statement to the Houston Chronicle that said: “My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave … I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor … to implement a plan to help as many as we can.”
A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 27, 2017 at 6:11pm PDT
Country artist Chris Young has pledged to donate $100,000 to those affected. You can also donate to Chris’s GoFundMe here.
As everyone knows, Texas was hit Friday by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall as a category four hurricane, the largest storm to hit the area in decades. Port Aransas, Rockport, Corpus Christi, Houston and so many other places are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come. I’m worried about the people there — my friends, family and neighbors — and I want to help. I’m starting this GoFundMe campaign in an effort to help everyone in Texas that has been affected by this hurricane. I’m pledging $100,000 to relief efforts and hope you will join me (link in bio).
A post shared by Chris Young (@chrisyoungmusic) on Aug 27, 2017 at 10:16am PDT
Click the link in my Bio & help me help Houston as well as the other cities that are being affected by Hurricane Harvey….I will be able to track this money and make sure that it is being used properly. Keep your head up Houston & keep your faith. I love you all & my prayers are with you!!!! Click the link in my Bio….I will be calling out celebs daily. You also don't have to be a celebrity to donate….Any and everybody can click the link and help out!!!! CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO
A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Aug 28, 2017 at 3:37pm PDT
The Kardashian and Jenner women have donated $500,000 to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2017
A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Aug 29, 2017 at 8:19am PDT
Houston Texans player J.J. Watt created a fundraiser with an initial goal of raising $200,000, but by this morning it had raised $1.6 million. You can keep the momentum going by donating here.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 29, 2017
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