Hurricane Harvey has ripped through southern Texas, with copious rain and flooding, killing at least eight and creating complete destruction in its wake. According to weather specialists the storm (and subsequent catastrophic flooding) is expected to continue on for several more days.
During the 2017 MTV’s Music Video Awards last night, host Katy Perry asked viewers to donate to the Red Cross, explaining, “We’re praying for your safety in the days to come and stay with you as you rebuild, because we’re all in this together.”
Celebrities are sending their support to people in Houston and other parts of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many of the celebrities were born, bred or lived/live in Texas. They have taken to social media to send love, prayers and even dollars to relief efforts.
Kevin Hart donated $25,000, and Chris Young, who pledged $100,000.
Texas native Miranda Lambert tweeted she was heartbroken by the news. Many other celebrities also took to social media to express their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the storm.
This is how celebrities are responding to the disaster, and sending their love and prayers:
Hart challenged other celebrities, including Beyoncé, Chris Rock and Justin Timberlake, to also donate funds to help with hurricane relief.
The Bachelor‘s Sean Lowe, who grew up in Irving, Texas, reached out on his Instagram and wrote a heartfelt post.
“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,” the reality star wrote. “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.”
Beyoncé, a Houston native, posted the Texas flag on her Instagram with the caption, “Texas You Are in My Prayers.”
Another Houston Native, Hilary Duff showed her support by posting a picture saying “Pray For Houston” with the caption.