Kevin Hart Challenges Celebrities to Donate to Texas
By now, most of you will have heard about the downright awful Hurricane Harvey, which has ravaged the city of Houston and left the place flooded.
Millions of people are currently without shelter or safety as a result of the violent hurricane. Naturally, the celebrity world has not stayed silent about it.
Kevin Hart has been leading the charge to get celebrities to part with some cash in order to set up relief efforts for the people affected by one of the biggest natural disasters in recent memory.
Over the weekend he called out the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, and Chris Rock to donate money to the people of Houston. And yesterday, he made it clear that his efforts were not over.
“Today, I’m calling out more [friends],” Hart said. “Instead of donating $25,000, I did $50,000.”
“I call out T.I., I call out Nelly, my boy Usher, Ludacris, the rest of the Houston Rockets,” he continued.
“I call out my man Chris Brown, I call out Drake.”
Hart added he is begging “simply anybody right now who’s in a powerful position who can impact this issue through social media. Let’s really try to save some lives.”
The video was accompanied by an equally forceful caption.
“Click the link in my Bio & help me help Houston as well as the other cities that are being affected by Hurricane Harvey….I will be able to track this money and make sure that it is being used properly.”
“Keep your head up Houston & keep your faith. I love you all & my prayers are with you!!!! Click the link in my Bio….I will be calling out celebs daily. You also don’t have to be a celebrity to donate….Any and everybody can click the link and help out!!!! CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO.”
Chris Brown responded to the video by confirming he had donated $100,000 to the relief efforts but noted that he did not donate via the Red Cross.
“Kevin Hart, I accept your challenge,” the singer said.
“We need to come together. I’m donating $100,000. So man, this is for everybody in Texas, the relief and everything. I implore and encourage everybody else, who can change and make a change for this, to please donate and help out.”
Beyonce confirmed to The Houston Chronicle that she was trying to find ways to help the people affected by the freak storm.
“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 determined to do so much to help,” she said.
She continued, “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.”
The hurricane has been a horrific incident for everyone considered. After buildings were destroyed and citizens were left stranded, emergency services urged them to hang around on rooftops and wait for help.
According to reports, there have been five deaths linked to the storm.
We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to those affected.