Celebrities are also using their vast networks to share messages of support. Everyone from Kevin Hart to Lady Gaga have shared their thoughts on Twitter or Instagram—and some folks are even headed to Houston themselves to lend a helping hand.
“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,” Drake wrote on his Instagram. “Myself and Future the Prince 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,” he continued, before sharing a series of numbers to call and encouraging his fans to contribute what they could to the communities of Houston.
Kevin Hart issued a serious internet challenge—the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge. In an Instagram video, the comedian called out fellow celebrities like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Justin Timberlake, and Steve Harvey, to step up and donate to organizations providing on the ground support for those in Texas.
The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe is paying for boat rentals and coordinating with people in Houston to help with rescues himself.
Anyone in the dallas area have a small boat I can take to Houston to help with evacuations? I’ll pay for the rental.
Beyoncé, who is from Houston, shared a more subdued message of support—opting for a simple Instagram post and prayers.
Many more celebrities followed Beyoncé’s lead and shared their thoughts, prayers, and sentiments on social media.
Mr. Trump: Don’t demand billions to build your wall. Demand billions to rebuild Texas.
Texas, we are thinking about you and we love you and we’re here for you. Be safe.
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