Celebrities React to Hurricane Harvey

31 August, 2017, 00:41 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • Celebrities React to Hurricane Harvey

Chris Brown has pledged $100,000 to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey following an appeal by Kevin Hart. Also "We can't help physically, so we're going to help raise that money, we're going to try to make sure that we get a jump-start on it", he added.

Katy Perry, who boasts Twitter's largest following at more than 103 million, urged viewers to donate while she hosted MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday night, and she tweeted a link to the Red Cross' donation efforts.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner soon confirmed the donation.

She wrote: "Houston we are praying for you! My mom, sisters & I will be donating $500,000 to @redcross and @salvationarmyus today #HoustonStrong".

Hart said after learning what is happening in Houston, he was emotionally moved to donate.

In an Instagram post, he stated: "Stay strong Houston and hold onto faith. I'm going to lead the charge and step it up in this way". "All my love and strength".

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the first star to be tagged by his Jumanji co-star, has replied, pledging $25 grand.

The celebrity support is also being bolstered by donations from the corporate world, including the Walt Disney Company, Walmart, Apple, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase and Amazon.

Country singer Chris Young said in a Twitter video that he created an online fundraiser for the Red Cross and donated $100,000.

The comedian made headlines Sunday, Aug. 27, when he called on stars like The Rock and Beyoncé to give $25,000 to Houston and other affected areas of the state.

Toronto native Drake, who has lived in Houston for the last eight years, said that he and DJ Future the Prince are working with local relief groups "to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible". "Go to http://americanredcross.org and http://helpsalvationarmy.org to find out how you can help".

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