A number of famous faces are coming to the aid of victims in Houston, Texas, who have experienced devastation after Hurricane Harvey.
According to The New York Times, at least 13 people have died with Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas calling the storm “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced.” Thousands have been placed in shelters as relief and rescue efforts continue. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo shared that he’s “really worried about how many bodies we’re going to find.”
As relief efforts continue, celebrities like Beyoncé and Kevin Hart have pledged to help the Texas city with more joining their efforts, sending prayers and donations.
A list of places to donate to relief efforts can be found here.
Bey has pledged to do her part for her hometown, releasing a statement via the Houston Chronicle, “I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can.”
Hart has challenged other celebs to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey after pledging to donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
Chris Brown is helping in his own way, pledging to donate $100,000. Although, Brown will be giving his money “to the people” because he’s skeptical of the Red Cross.
DJ Khaled accepted Kevin Harts challenge, sending well wishes to the people of Houston and donating $25,000 to relief efforts.
The actress has pledged her help, tweeting, “I am praying. And donating. That’s my home. And my family.”
Syd called on fans to point her toward organizations that were helping with relief efforts, pledging to send donations and sharing information for those who might need help.
Minaj has pledged to donate $25,000, sending prayers to those in Houston.
T.I. responded to Hart’s challenge as well, pledging to help those in Houston and calling on others to do so as well, “We ALL need to WORK on coming together & utilizing our resources collectively to do some meaningful shit to people who need US more than ever!!!”
The filmmaker has pledged $1 million to aid relief efforts, adding that he’s given $250,000 to Joel Osteen’s church as well as efforts involving Beyoncé’s pastor, Rudy Rasmus.