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Sandra Bullock arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles. Photo: Jordan Strauss/AP

Sandra Bullock donates US$1 million to Harvey victims, other celebs step up too

Hollywood stars step up to help Houston

The Street

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. 

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.”

Country singer Chris Young created a GoFundMe and sent US$100,000.

Country group Lady Antebellum donated all proceeds from merchandise sales at a Dallas concert to Harvey relief.

Actress Jenna Fischer showed followers how they can donate directly from their phones.

Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt has raised a whopping US$5.1 million on a YouCaring site.

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