Prayers For Texas: Kevin Hart Starts Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge By Donating 25K To American Red Cross

Comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, set to assist Houston and those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the hurricane that tore across the Gulf Coast of Texas over the weekend with the #HurricaneHarveyReliefChallenge.

As the catastrophic flooding continues to unfold in the city where over 6.5 million people live nearly thousands of houses, apartments, cars and businesses continue to flood out and hundreds of people are currently stranded.

Although, many leaders in the Houston area are working to continue rescuing as many as they possibly can.  Gov. Abbott said Sunday that there are 60 boats, 20 helicopters, 600 troopers and 3000 National Guard soldiers mobilized to help rescue people. There have been 2,000 water rescues up to this point.

Weather.com said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner urged people to “remain calm, remain patient” after receiving more than 2,000 emergency calls during a Sunday press conference.

On an Instagram post, Kevin Hart, explained how he and many others have fun participating in the several challenges that trend on social media, he thought he would start his own, Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge for a very good cause.

Also during the video he challenged several of his celebrity friends, including Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Dwayne JohnsonChris RockSteve HarveyJustin TimberlakeJerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chappelle, to join him in donating $25,000 to aid those in Texas impacted by the storm.

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According to The New York Times, as of 6:55 p.m. Sunday, five deaths were reported along with more than a dozen injuries in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Donald Trump will visit Texas on Tuesday, however, two major airports in the Houston area, William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport were closed on Sunday

Donald Trump will visit Texas on Tuesday, the White House said as tropical storm Harvey brought intense rainfall that threatened “historic” flooding in Houston.

A helicopter flies over a destroyed apartment complex after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. Joe Raedle / Getty
Two kayakers try to withstand the current pushing them down an overflowing Brays Bayou caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Credit: AP)
A family evacuates their home in Houston suburb of Meyerland on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Rescuers answered hundreds of calls for help as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey rose high enough to begin filling two-story homes, and authorities urged stranded families to seek refuge on their rooftops. (Credit: AP)
People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Road in Houston on Aug. 27, 2017, as the city battles with Harvey and resulting floods. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images/THOMAS B. SHEA)

 

If you would like to join Kevin Hart in helping the victims of #HurricaneHarvey , but you don’t have $25K to donate, here is how you can help:

American Red Cross: To donate visit redcross.org, call  1-800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

American Red Cross is also seeking blood donations. Texas organization Carter BloodCare and South Texas Blood and Tissue Center are also seeking blood donations.

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Follow E'Vonne: Instagram: @forever_evonne Twitter: @EVonneGipson SC: @byevonnegipson E'Vonne Gipson is an award winning journalist from Missouri City, TX. She is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism and public relations. Gipson has written for several publications including Sheen Magazine, HBCU Buzz, The Black Beat, The News-Star, The Ruston Daily Leader, JubileeMag.com, and Houston Style Magazine. She is a former business reporting intern at Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, TX and a current social media intern for MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Network. She first began her journalism career writing for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite". In 2016, Gipson worked with the Web Department at Houston television station, KHOU-11 TV where she gained professional photography and social media skills. Gipson is currently a producer at USA Today Network newspaper, The News-Star in Monroe. She is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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