Kevin Hart recently called out out his fellow celebrities to help with relief efforts amid the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
The comedian pledged $25,000 in an Instagram video on Sunday. “I’m going to start a real challenge,” Hart said. “I’m challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to follow my lead in donating $25,000 Hurricane Harvey, to the Red Cross.”
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I'm calling this the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge….Lets go @therock @beyonce @chrisrock Jay Z Dave Chappelle @jerryseinfeild @iamsteveharveytv @justintimberlake #HurricaneHarveyReliefChallenge #prayforhouston …..I am getting a link together now people. Help me help Houston….
“I think this is a serious matter,” he continued. “I think people are in bad shape and they need help.” Hart proceeded to namedrop a handful of celebrities he wants to step up and donate. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Jerry Seinfeld were all mentioned.
It is important to note that many celebrities do not make their charitable donations public. This is sometimes to avoid having their donations perceived as a publicity stunt.
Selena Gomez announced Wednesday that she will be donating to Hurricane Harvey relief, and urged fans to do the same.
Meanwhile, pals Demi Lovato and Nick and Joe Jonas have partnered with Crowdrise to encourage fans to donate to the Houston Food Bank. Lovato tweeted she had donated $50,000 to the cause.
Kim Kardashian revealed on Tuesday that in collaboration with her mother and sisters they would be donating $500,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Jennifer Lopez and her beau Alex Rodriguez also seemed to accept the challenge. Each of them pledged a $25,000 donation and urged their fans on Instagram to give what they can.
The “Queen of All Media” also donated an unspecified amount to the Red Cross and the U.S. Salvation Army.
The upcoming “Jumanji” star isn’t the only celebrity to take a stand against cruel mother nature. Country singer Chris Young said he started an online fundraiser for the Red Cross and donated $100,000 to it.
Country singer George Strait, a Texas native, tweeted that he has “family and friends [who] were personally affected” by the storm, adding that he and some other members of the country music community are in the process of putting together some relief efforts.
Zendaya took to Instagram to encourage her followers to contribute to relief efforts.
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With the devastation of #HurricaneHarvey I knew what this years birthday project had to be..I called my friends at @convoyofhope to help. Here's how you can get involved too. No contribution is too small, and it's super easy to help. Text or go online NOW to donate! ✊🏽 (LINK IN BIO)
And recent MTV VMAs host Katy Perry tweeted a link to the Red Cross’ donation efforts to more than 100 million followers on Twitter.