Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross confirmed to TheWrap.
“We are so thankful for the overwhelming and generous response from those who want to help those affected by this devastating storm,” Elizabeth Penniman, Vice President of Communications for American Red Cross, told TheWrap. “Massive disasters like Hurricane Harvey create many critical and immediate needs, so we are heartened by donations like this – which allow us to provide immediate shelter, food and comfort to thousands in need. The entertainment community has been so supportive to the Red Cross in response to this devastating disaster, and we are so grateful.”
A spokesperson for Bullock have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Bullock has been a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross and has a home in Texas, People reported, and is encouraging others to help the victims of the destruction caused by Harvey.
Bullock believes the tropical storm should unite all Americans in a time when the country is politically polarized: “There are no politics in eight feet of water. There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
Bullock isn’t the only celebrity to pitch in to help: On Tuesday, Beyonce pledged to help “as many as we can.” Drake also took to Instagram on Monday, saying he was “working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible.”
Kevin Hart called for a Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge on Sunday, tagging people like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Beyonce, Chris Rock and Steve Harvey. The challenge? To donate $25,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and then challenge other celebrities to do the same.
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Chris Young created a GoFundMe page with a goal of $500,000. The country singer himself donated $100,000. NFL player JJ Watt posted a link to YouCaring.com for donations, and on Monday, he said fundraising had hit $1 million within the first day. His new goal is $6 million.
Hurricane Harvey, initially a Category 4 but now downgraded to a tropical storm, made landfall on Friday. So far, 30 people are dead, with an unknown number of people injured and left homeless. Over the weekend, multiple people from the Houston area took to the internet to post photos of their flooded homes, hoping to draw the attention of rescue crews or other help.