Celebrities like Beyonce, Kevin Hart and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, have given thousands of dollars to aid recovery efforts in Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey hit.
Beyonce made a statement to the Houston Chronicle.
“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 and determined to do so much to help.”
She also posted a pic on Instagram with the caption “Texas you are in my prayers”. Beyonce was born in Houston. The singer is working closely with her pastor and her team at BeyGOOD to “implement a plan to help as many as we can”.
Kevin Hart launched the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge on Monday, and asked Dave Chappelle, Jay Z, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake and Jerry Seinfield to match his donation.
Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.
“Keep your head up Houston and keep your faith, I love you all and my prayers are with you!,” the comedian wrote on Tuesday.
Johnson caught on and sent out a strong message by his caption.
“Stay strong Houston and hold onto faith. Me and my family know what you’re going thru. We survived the eye of Andrew and became stronger – so will you. All my love and strength.”
The Kardashian family have also donated $500,000. Kim announced the news on Twitter Tuesday.
“Houston we are praying for you! My mom, sisters & I will be donating $500,000 to @redcross and @salvationarmyus today #HoustonStrong.”
Khloe Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner also confirmed the news not long after.
“My sisters, mom and I accept your challenge Kev! We will be donating $500 thousand to @redcross and @salvationarmyustoday #HoustonStrong,” wrote Khloe.
“Houston we are praying for you!! <3,” she added.
“My daughters & I are donating $500k to Houston disaster relief to help those affected by #HurricaneHarvey #RedCross #SalvationArmy,” Kris confirmed.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez gave $25,000 each on Tuesday.
“Whatever you can afford. Do as much as you can. We’re gonna do as much as we can through this whole process,” the singer wrote on Instagram.
“We’ve been watching everything that’s been going on in Houston and our hearts are breaking for all the families that are displaced, all the victims. Seeing these pictures of children and all the footage, it’s just devastating. We just want to do our part to help.”
In just 18 hours, Hart’s CrowdRise page had received $291,274 from 2,154 people.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump arrived in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, for a briefing on relief efforts. He will make his way up to Austin for another briefing and a tour of an emergency operations center.
On Monday, Trump also said that residents of Texas and Louisiana have the federal government’s full support.