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23 celebrities who have stepped in to help Houston

Another one.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Aug 29, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:58 pm CDT

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in South Texas over the weekend and brought with it rain, flooding, and devastating damage. As residents continue to be rescued and widespread damage assessed, celebrities have stepped up to help with relief efforts. Here’s a running list, which will be updated.

1) Beyoncé

The Houston-born singer pledged to help her city in the wake of the storm, via her organization BeyGOOD.

2) Kevin Hart

The comedian called on his celebrity friends to make a donation to those in need, and tagged it the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge. Hart claimed he made a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross and asked comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock to do the same. He also set up a CrowdRise fundraiser.

3) DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled heard Hart’s call and matched with a $25,000 donation to the cause, according to a video with his mini-mogul son.

4) Nicki Minaj

Minaj also tagged Hart and vowed to donated $25,000. In a follow-up video Hart bumped his donation up to $50,000.

5) The Rock

Dwayne Johnson jumped on the Hart train and donated $25,000 to the Red Cross. In a video filmed at the gym, the Ballers star spoke about surviving Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and how it made him stronger.

6) T.I.

T.I. picked up the thread and vowed to donated $25,000 as well, but he said he ain’t “fucking with no motherfucking Red Cross,” and to find a better organization to donate to.

7) Trae Tha Truth

The legendary Houston rapper got on the ground and helped with rescues, after being rescued himself. He told Fox 26 it’s about unity.

8) The Kardashians

Kim Kardashian tweeted that her family would be donating $500,000 to the Red Cross and Salvation Army.

9) Drake

Drake posted to Instagram to shout out his second home, and claimed he and Future the Prince are “working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas.”

10) Sean Lowe

The Bachelor alum drove from Dallas to Houston to help with evacuations, after putting out a call on Twitter for a boat. He told Entertainment Tonight they were able to rescue roughly a dozen people from the floodwaters, though not everyone made it.

11) Chris Young

The country singer donated $100,000 to the Red Cross via GoFundMe and asked fans to pitch in with additional funding for relief organizations.

12) Jennifer Lopez
13) Alex Rodriguez

J. Lo and A-Rod vowed to donated $25,000 a piece to the Red Cross.

14) J.J. Watt

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt set up a fundraiser for flood relief, which has raised more than $3 million to help the people of Houston. Watt also reportedly donated $100,000 of his own money.

15) Lady Gaga

The singer sent love and support, and pledged and undisclosed amount.

16) Chris Paul

The Houston Rockets point guard donated $50,000 to Watt’s relief fund, and $25,000 to Hart’s crowdfunding campaign. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander donated $4 million to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s relief fund, “in an effort to help Clutch City come back stronger than ever.”

17) Lil B

While the legendary Lil B didn’t offer a monetary amount, the Based God is helping out in another way. If you’re a Houston rapper affected by Harvey, he’s offering a free guest verse for the month of September.

18) Sandra Bullock

The actress donated $1 million to the Red Cross. She told People: “There are no politics in eight feet of water. There are human beings in eight feet of water.”

19) Bun B
20) Jamie Foxx

Houston-area rap legend Bun B and Texas native Jamie Foxx are reportedly organizing a telethon in conjunction with the group who programmed the Ariana Grande-fronted benefit concert for Manchester. Foxx teased the event on Wednesday.

21) Silicon Valley

Apple, Google, and Facebook have pledged to match $3 million in donations.

22) Rachael Ray

The celebrity chef pledged $1 million to help animals in the Houston area.

23) Mark Hoppus

The Blink 182 frontman posted ways to help on Instagram, including cleaning out your closet and donating to Houston’s Southside Skatepark.


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*First Published: Aug 29, 2017, 8:12 pm CDT