17 celebrities who have stepped in to help Houston

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.

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….

A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Aug 27, 2017 at 4:07pm PDT

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.

HOUSTON TEXAS my prayers are wit you ! I just sent 25k your way to help all the families in need and help the city HOUSTON TEXAS 🏽 @kevinhart4real I accepted your challenge @kevinhart4real bless up ! GOD IS THE GREATEST!!!

A post shared by DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) on Aug 28, 2017 at 7:38pm PDT

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.

I'll donate 25K for Houston. Praying for everyone there. Great work @kevinhart4real

A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Aug 28, 2017 at 4:21pm PDT

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.

Stay strong Houston and hold onto faith. Me and my family know what you're going thru. We survived the eye of Andrew and became stronger – so will you. All my love and strength. * Link in my bio in you can donate a buck or two to our Houston families in need.

A post shared by therock (@therock) on Aug 28, 2017 at 4:27pm PDT

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.

They say Faith without works is DEAD!!!! 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!!! @kevinhart4real salute for responding with a challenge that WE ALL NEED TO ANSWER!!!! #Pray4Houston #USorELSE

A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on Aug 28, 2017 at 4:38pm PDT

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.”

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.

A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Aug 28, 2017 at 2:13am PDT

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.

Today I had the chance to do what I could to help some people in the Houston area. I couldn't believe the devastation. My heart broke for all the elderly who are immobile and the mothers trapped in their homes with young babies. But I was encouraged by the selflessness of so many Texans who came to help where they could. Definitely a day I'll never forget.

A post shared by Sean Lowe (@seanloweksu) on Aug 28, 2017 at 1:56pm PDT

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.

https://mobile.twitter.com/redcross/status/901546157238833152 Please help by donating what you can! Link above… God bless Houston 🙏🏼 #hurricaneharvey

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Aug 29, 2017 at 8:19am PDT

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.


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