Celebrities are flexing their star energy, and opening their wallets, to assist Hurricane Harvey aid efforts.
A number of have launched statements over the previous few days that transcend the standard assortment of ideas and prayers.
Houston’s personal Beyoncé has pledged to do her half.
The Third Ward celebrity launched an unique assertion Monday to the Chronicle relating to the devastating results nonetheless being felt all through the town.
“My coronary heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I stay in fixed prayer for these affected and for the rescuers who’ve been so courageous and decided to take action a lot to assist,” she stated.
“I’m working intently with my workforce at BeyGOOD in addition to my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to assist as many as we will.”
BeyGOOD, launched in 2013 through the Mrs. Carter World Tour, is a philanthropic effort that companions with international charity organizations to get individuals employed and supply clothes, counseling, housing, meals and medical help.
Beyoncé posted a black-and-white photograph Sunday on Instagram of herself holding the Texas flag with the caption, “Texas you’re in my prayers.” It acquired greater than 1 million likes in lower than in the future.
Texans defensive finish J.J. Watt kicked off a pledge drive Sunday on youcaring.com that raised $200,000 in lower than two hours. Watt himself donated $one hundred,000 and has now raised the aim to $1 million. It was previous the midway mark as of Monday afternoon.
“There are such a lot of individuals which might be gonna want our assist. There are such a lot of individuals which are gonna want these funds to assist rebuild their households, their homes, their communities,” Watt stated.
“Houston’s an incredible metropolis. We’re gonna come out of this stronger than ever.”
Drake, the Canadian rapper who has an extended historical past with Houston, says he is working with DJ and producer Future the Prince to help “in any method we will.”
“We’re presently abroad in London, and all I can take into consideration is how devastated I’m as I take a look at pictures of the injury Hurricane Harvey has induced. I’m praying for the security of all these affected,” Drake wrote Monday morning on Instagram.
“Houston has really been a house to me during the last eight years. Myself and (Future the Prince) are working with native aid teams to assist and help the individuals of Texas in anyway we will and in probably the most instant approach potential. I additionally need to thank all of the women and men of service and volunteers for his or her brave efforts to assist individuals in want.
“I encourage everybody…