Kevin Hart Calls on Fellow Stars to Help with Harvey Relief


Kevin Hart and Chris Young have announced their plans to donate money to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts as they ask others to help pledge their support as well.

TMZ reports that Hart is calling out specific celebrities to match his gift.

And then he listed some names who he is hoping will join him in the relief effort, adding: 'I challenge The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Seinfeld, and I think when you all do it, you should tag someone else.

"I've just been caught up to speed on everything that's going on in Houston with Hurricane Harvey, and this s**t is unbelievable", the Ride Along actor said in a video post on Instagram.

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"We've participated in a lot of challenges on the Internet, Some meaningful, some meaningless", says Hart in the Instagram video. "I'm going to lead the charge and step it up in this way".

"At this point it's a serious matter". I've been a person whose partaken in several of them.

Dozens of other celebrities have tweeted their thoughts and prayers to Houston and other parts of Texas.

Winsett says while some third party fundraising efforts may be legitimate, it's probably safer to donate directly to reputable organizations such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

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A family evacuates their Meyerland home in Houston.

Harvey has also dumped torrential rain over southeast Texas, with ABC News meteorologists forecasting historic rainfall totals up to 50 inches by Wednesday.

Katy Perry also urged viewers to donate while hosting the MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday night.

At least six people have been killed by Hurricane Harvey. "We're praying for your safety in the days to come and we stand with you as you rebuild because we're all in this together".

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Also, 50 counties have already been declared state disaster zones, 30 earlier in the week and 20 on Saturday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said there should be no illusions about the long-term impact.