- Beyonce said Texas was "in my prayers" in a post
- Drake said he "was working with local relief groups"
- Kevin Hart said he was donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross
Elsewhere in the music world, leading rapper Drake - a Toronto native who keeps a home in Houston - said he was "working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in any way we can and in the most immediate way possible."
"I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way," Drake wrote on Instagram.
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. Myself and @futuretheprince 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. I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way.
Among more specific commitments, comedian Kevin Hart said he was donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross for relief in Houston and urged other stars - a few of whom, including Beyonce and Jay-Z, he named - to do the same.
We are almost at 1million dollars from 48hrs of donations people....I can't tell you how much your support means. When we as people come togther we can do amazing things. Love & positivity will always win. Let's show all of the victims of Hurricane Harvey that they are loved & that they have our support. Again thank you for helping me with this movement!!! Click the link in my Bio to make a donation. Every little bit counts
"I think that people are in bad shape and need help, and I'm going to lead the charge," he said.
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