Sandra Bullock donates US$1 million to Harvey victims, other celebs step up too
Hollywood stars step up to help Houston
By Kinsey Grant
Actress Sandra Bullock is donating US$1 million to the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented devastation along the Gulf coast.
Bullock has long worked with the Red Cross and owns a home in Austin, Texas. She told Time Inc. owned People magazine that the storm could offer a means for the U.S. to come together regardless of current political divides. “There are no politics in eight feet of water,” Bullock said. “There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
Bullock joins the long list of stars showing support for Harvey victims. Many of Hollywood’s elite took to Facebook-owned Instagram or Twitter to pledge funds and encourage fans to do the same.
The Kardashian clan is donating to help “heartbreaking” devastation.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2017
Kevin Hart created his own site to raise funds and called out a litany of popular rappers and athletes to “impact this issue through social media.”
Click the link in my Bio & 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!!!! CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO
A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Aug 28, 2017 at 3:37pm PDT
Country singer Chris Young created a GoFundMe and sent US$100,000.
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) August 27, 2017
Country group Lady Antebellum donated all proceeds from merchandise sales at a Dallas concert to Harvey relief.
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 28, 2017
Actress Jenna Fischer showed followers how they can donate directly from their phones.
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
Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt has raised a whopping US$5.1 million on a YouCaring site.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 30, 2017
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