The Kardashians Are Donating Half a Million Dollars to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Posted August 31, 2017

R&B singer Beyonce, who is a native of Houston, has been in direct contact with important figures in the city to try and orchestrate a big plan to help out the victims in her hometown.

Kevin Hart launched the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge on Monday, August 28, and called on his A-list pals to open their checkbooks.

Hart posted a video saying that even though there have been other challenges in the past, "some meaningful" and some not, he wanted to start a "real challenge" now to save lives. In a tweet on Tuesday, Kim Kardashian West announced that she, her mother Kris, and her sisters will be pledging $500,000 to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

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'I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the internet. She told the Houston Chronicle in a statement on Monday that she was lending a hand, but didn't specify a dollar amount. I'm challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to donate $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey, to Red Cross. So, the contribution from each member certainly won't hurt either of them financially, but it will help out a lot of the victims of this awful storm. T.I. wrote on Instagram.

'At this point this is a serious matter. Regardless of race or politics, we all want to step up to the plate and do everything we can to help out our brothers and sisters and families in need.

The Rock also asked the public to spare "a buck or two to help our Houston families in need".

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DJ Khaled and Nicki Minaj joined in with $US25,000 donations. She used the hashtag #HoustonStrong.

Beyoncé's fellow Destiny's Child alumni Kelly Rowland also called for prayers for those suffering.

The Walt Disney Company has donated $US1million to Red Cross, and Facebook said it would match donations made on its platform up to $US1 million.

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