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Hurricane Harvey: Kevin Hart Starts Relief Challenge, Donates $25000 to Red Cross

Hurricane Harvey: Kevin Hart Starts Relief Challenge, Donates $25000 to Red Cross

Actor-comedian Kevin Hart made a $25,000 donation for Hurricane Harvey relief and is asking some of his celebrity friends to do the same.

"Serious moment right now... this (is) unbelievable", Hart says.

"I think we participated in a lot of challenges on the Internet, some meaningful, some meaningless, but we've all done them", Hart said in the video posted Instagram.

Hart calls the situation on Texas' Gulf Coast and in Houston, where feet of rain have fallen and caused unsafe flooding, "a serious matter" where people need help.

Hart has pledged $25,000 to victims of Hurricane Harvey.




According to reports, Texas and parts of Louisiana have received at least two feet of rain and a reprieve isn't expected until the end of the week at the earliest.

He tagged his famous friends including Beyonce, Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Justin Timberlake, Dave Chappelle, Jay Z, and Jerry Seinfeld to help him raise funds.

In an Instagram video that's been viewed over a million times, he talked about being moved to action after hearing about what is going on in Houston. "I'm going to lead the charge and step up in this way". Drake said he is working remotely with local relief groups assisting those in Houston and Lady Antebellum donated their show's merchandise proceeds to hurricane relief efforts. He donated $100,000 to relief efforts to a GoFundMe campaign to benefit the Red Cross.

Katy Perry also urged viewers to donate while hosting the MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday night. "We're praying for your safety in the days to come and stay with you as you rebuild, because we're all in this together", said Perry.

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