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Beyoncé has pledged to help as many Hurricane Harvey victims as she can... Here's how celebs are helping out

The Kardashians have donated $500,000 to relief efforts.

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BEYONCÉ HAS ALWAYS been proud of her Houston heritage and her upbringing in Texas.

The singer is always generous when it comes to giving back to her community. Three years ago, Beyoncé quietly donated $7 million to homeless people in Houston. That’s a pretty significant amount of money with the potential to make a very big difference.

Harvey Source: David J. Phillip

This time around, Beyoncé’s voicing her concern for the vulnerable people affected by Hurricane Harvey, 14 of which have already lost their lives. Beyoncé shared an Instagram photograph of her holding the Texas flag with the caption ‘Texas you are in my prayers’.

Speaking to local newspaper The Houston Chronicle, the 35-year-old Houston native said:

My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determnied to do so much to help.
I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can.

BeyGOOD is Beyoncé’s philanthropic effort that ‘partners with global charity organisations to get people employed and provide clothing, counseling, housing, food and medical assistance’.

Hurricane Harvey Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

Yesterday comedian Kevin Hart began ‘the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge’.

Hart called on celebrities to donate $25,000 to the Red Cross to help the people of Houston. The list of celebrities that he encouraged to donate (and post a video tagging even more celebs) were The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Jerry Seinfeld.

The Rock posted a video to Instagram announcing that he accepted Kevin Hart’s challenge and donated $25,000 to the Red Cross.

Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled and Drake also pledged to donate money to Kevin Hart’s challenge.

Harvey Source: David J. Phillip

The Kardashians have also gone above and beyond the challenge and have donated $500,000 to the relief efforts.

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Hurricane Harvey is currently heading east of Houston.

Two days ago a Facebook live video showed a news reporter saving the life of a truck driver by flagging down Harris County’s Water Rescue team who had no idea his truck was submerged in water that was quickly rising.

If the video won’t play, you can watch it here.

 

A truck driver had previously drowned in his truck in the spot where this driver came into difficulty after not realising the depth of the water levels.

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