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Erin Jensen, usatoday Published 10:44.m. 29, 2017 Updated 8:58.m.
Skip in, close, celebrities like The Rock, Kevin Hart,.Lo, and Sandra Bullock are donating thousands of dollars and even one million dollars to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Editor's note: This piece will continuously be updated with donations as they are announced. As the people of Southeast Texas continue to feel the wrath.
Harvey, now a tropical storm, celebrities are generously pledging tens of thousands to aid in relief efforts. Sandra Bullock stepped up in a big way, donating 1 million to the Red Cross on Tuesday, explaining, "We all have to do our color part.". The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated 1 million to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, which will go toward short and long term relief and recovery efforts. .
United Way Worldwide said Wednesday that the national fund will distribute 100 percent of donations to recovery efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Singer Edie Brickell and husband Paul Simon announced Friday their pledge to give 1 million to Harvey relief efforts, focusing on the smaller towns surrounding the Houston area, medical emergencies and restoration of homes as priorities. Tyler Perry vowed on Facebook to donate 1 million to Harvey relief on the ground, with 250,000 of that going to Joel and Victoria Osteens megachurch a church that has been plagued with controversy in the storm's aftermath.
"Joel and Victoria are really amazing people said Perry in the Facebook video, who adding that he spoke to the couple on the phone before making the donation. Real Housewives of New York cast member Bethenny Frankel jennifer helped fundraise 50,000 in one day for the Corpus Christi and Houston locations of Dress for Success, according to a press release from the charity submitted Wednesday. This sum includes a donation from the businesswoman according to the release.
Oprah Winfrey announced via Twitter, wednesday she would be giving money to the Red Cross, as well, and The Salvation Army. The day prior, Jamie Foxx, who hails from the Lone Star State, said he contributed 25,000.
"From a fellow Texan, my heart goes out, my prayers go out the. Baby Driver actor said in a video shared to Instagram. Ellen DeGeneres detailed her sizeable contribution in a video shared on her show's YouTube channel.