Celebs donate big bucks to Hurricane Harvey victims

The actor took to Instagram on Sunday night and shared a video where he calls on fellow A-listers including Dwayne'The Rock Johnson, to provide relief aid to the thousands of people in need

While many offer whatever help they can, Kevin Hart took to Instagram Monday (Aug. 28) after being briefed on Hurricane Harvey and announced he would donate $25,000 to the victims, and challenged fellow celebrities to do the same.

"At this point it's a serious matter. But we know thousands of people have lost everything and now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together, and we're using our unique resources and reach to help those in need". "I'm going to lead the charge and step up in this way".

Hart then challenged a number of celebrities including Beyonce, Chris rock, Justin Timberlake, Steve Harvey, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jay Z, Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle.

Frankel and her charityB Strong pledged to donate $30,000 to the Texas chapters of Dress for Success to help women in crisis following the hurricane, explaining, "Right now Harvey is as much if not more of a crisis than ever".

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On Monday, comedian Kevin Hart put out a call-to-action on social media to some of the most influential people in the entertainment industry, and the Kardashians responded.

Young, who is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, said he had friends and family in the affected areas and even owned a home where Texas was the hardest hit.

The Kardashian ladies just donated $500K to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. With the National Weather Service calling the situation unprecedented and "beyond anything experienced", the U.S. Coast Guard conducting urban search and rescue in Houston and more rain still to come, people are volunteering to help in rescue operations and pitching in wherever possible. Catastrophic flooding is expected to continue over southeast Texas for the next few days. Everyone who isn't affected by the frightful natural disaster should be doing whatever they can.

"In times like these you turn to your friends to help those in need and that's' exactly what I'm doing", he said. "Harvey is still a unsafe and historic storm".

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