Celebrities are doing their part and donating to Hurricane Harvey relief as the unprecedented storm rages on. Kim Kardashian and her sisters are donating $500,000, and celebs like Miley Cyrus are donating tons of money, too!
Houston strong! Celebrities are coming out in droves to support the flood-ravaged city in any way that they can. For many, that means giving money to charity. Kim Kardashian, 36, announced on Twitter that she and her sisters, and their mother, Kris Jenner, 61, are donating a total $500,000 to the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Damn! Sandra Bullock has donated $1 MILLION! Miley Cyrus, 24, announced on Ellen that she’s donating $500,000! Justin Bieber, 23, donated $25,000 while Taylor Swift, 27, also helped out with a staggering $1.5 million!
“It just – it will make me cry. So I can’t really talk about it,” she told Ellen DeGeneres, 59, tearing up. “It just really makes me just really upset. So I really hope people know… you know my grandma is sitting here and my mom’s here and I go home to my seven dogs and if I didn’t have that anymore – it would just be really hard. So I am really happy to help in any way I can. And I hope people understand and can put themselves in those people’s shoes and just to know what it feels like to have everything taken away from you.”
Beyonce, 35, was born and raised in Houston. It was important to her to give money to those affected by the devastating hurricane, and to keep her city thriving in the face of tragedy. She hasn’t announced how much money she’s donating, but released a statement about her intentions: “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 told the Houston Chronicle. “I am working closely with my team at BeyGood as well as my pastor [Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in downtown Houston] to implement a plan to help as many as we can.” Amazing!
Celebrities likeLady Gaga, NFL star JJ Watt, musician Chris Young, and more are donating as well (they haven’t specified amounts. The guys from Supernatural, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, started a charity page, and have raised over $100,000! Super-couple Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod announced on Instagram that they’ll be donating a stunning $25,000.
Kevin Hart, 38, challenged his celebrity friends to put their money where their mouth is and donate $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief charities. And they’re answering the call! Kevin’s passionate plea via Instagram on August 28 has had an overwhelming response from the majority of the people he tagged, including Drake, Dwayne Johnson, T.I., and Nicki Minaj, who all ponied up that $25,000!
Kevin’s video asked his celebrity friends on Instagram to “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!!!!”
T.I. was one of the people who responded on Instagram: “They say Faith without works is DEAD!!!! We ALL need to WORK on coming together & utilizing our resources collectively to do some meaningful shit to people who need US more than ever!!! @kevinhart4real salute for responding with a challenge that WE ALL NEED TO ANSWER!!!! #Pray4Houston#USorELSE”. As of press time, Kevin and his followers and friends have raised $205,232 through his Red Cross charity page. Amazing!
You don’t need to donate $25,000 to charity if you want to help out with Hurricane Harvey relief. You can donate whatever you want/can to charities like the Red Cross or United Way (see Jenna Fischer‘s tweet below for how to text a $10 donation!). If you’re in Houston, you can volunteer — contact local shelters and charities to see how you can best help. CLICK HERE for our list of the best ways to support Houston.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2017
Text HARVEY to 90999 to help in TX–$10 goes straight to Red Cross. It might take a bit to get a response. pic.twitter.com/0tFKlL0FIT
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) August 28, 2017
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 28, 2017
Praying for Houston what a special place. Making relief donations and sending ❤️.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) August 27, 2017
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) August 29, 2017
HollywoodLifers, do you think more celebrities will donate to Hurricane Harvey relief? Who do you think will step up to the plate?