Kevin Hart Asks Celebs To Give Money To Houston Hurricane Victims
Kevin Hart is putting his money where his mouth is. The comedian and actor has taken to social media, issuing a new challenge for a great cause. He’s committed to donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to go toward Hurricane Harvey relief and asking famous people like Beyonce, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Dwayne Johnson and others to match his donation. He stated,
I think we’ve participated in a lot of challenges on the internet. Some meaningful, some meaningless, but we’ve all done them. At this point, I’m going to start a real challenge.
Houston is being inundated with “unprecedented” devastating flooding after ferocious Hurricane Harvey set in over southeast Texas this weekend, dumping torrential rain on the city, with no end in sight. ABC News meteorologists are forecasting historic rainfall totals up to 50 inches by Wednesday. Heavy rain bands are expected to continue to move in over Houston overnight, which will continue the catastrophic and life-threatening flash-flood emergency in the area.
The flooding comes after the hurricane left at least three people dead after it bashed the Texas coast. Buildings and parts of communities are submerged and, in Houston, there were more than 1,000 calls for rescues and people were forced to their rooftops.
One death was confirmed Sunday by Mayor Bobby Hocking of La Marque, Texas, about 38 miles southeast from Houston on the Gulf Coast. Another person who died was in Houston, after a woman was “swept away,” according to Art Acevedo, Houston’s chief of police. Officials said another person died in the coastal city of Rockport.