Flood-inducing rainfall and devastation: Houston has been battered by Hurricane Harvey with more severe weather on the way. While celebrities from Demi Lovato to Houston native Beyoncé have tweeted their love for Houston during these trying times, several famous names are taking it up a level, expressing their concern and also pledging funds to help relief efforts. A special shout-out to the celebs below, who are donating funds to help those in need.
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart not only pledged $25,000 to the Red Cross, but called out fellow celebrities including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake to do the same:
I'm calling this the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge....Lets go @therock @beyonce @chrisrock Jay Z Dave Chappelle @jerryseinfeild @iamsteveharveytv @justintimberlake #HurricaneHarveyReliefChallenge #prayforhouston .....I am getting a link together now people. Help me help Houston....
Aug 27, 2017 at 4:07pm PDT
DJ Khaled accepted Kevin Hart's challenge, donating $25,000 to hurricane relief efforts:
In the tweet below, Chris Young sends prayers to Houston. Moreover, the country singer pledged $100,000 to the Red Cross and set up a Go Fund Me page for hurricane relief. You can donate here.
Prayers out to everyone in Houston and surrounding areas. Be safe out there family. #HurricaneHarvey— Chris Young (@CY24_7) August 27, 2017
Drake, who is in London, said he is working with local relief groups to help:
We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused. I am praying for the safety of all those affected. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @futuretheprince 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. I also want to thank all the men and women of service and volunteers for their courageous efforts to help people in need. I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way.
Aug 28, 2017 at 2:13am PDT
Cher tweeted her love for Texas on August 25. In a second tweet on August 27, the icon posted that she will donate funds to help reunite shelter and relief animals with their owners:
SENDING ❤️& PRAYERS 🙏🏻TO— Cher (@cher) August 25, 2017
ALL TEXANS‼️Lived in Galveston & Burleson,🎤Toured🌟State For 50yrs.🎥Silkwood In Dallas. HAVE LOVED ONES IN TEXAS💋
Texans will Get Through This.Texas 🙌🏻is special in my❤️Since 8.Will make donation 2 help Rescue & Shelter TX animals til— Cher (@cher) August 27, 2017
Reunited W❤️'d 1's
Lady Antebellum donated merchandise proceeds from their show in Dallas to relief efforts.
It's extremely difficult to have to watch the events of Hurricane Harvey unfold on TV and not be able to get back to Houston to help with the recovery efforts. I've set up a fundraiser so that we can raise as much money as possible to help our communities and the families of our great city rebuild. Any donation that you can spare, no matter how large or small, no matter what city or state you live in, is greatly appreciated. We will come out of this stronger than ever. www.YouCaring.com/JJWatt #TexasForever
Aug 27, 2017 at 2:19pm PDT