Hurricane Harvey Relief: Which Celebrities Donated?

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Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm when it first made landfall in Texas.

We have all seen the photos of the flooding. We've seen highways that have flooded so high that the water above them has waves.

We've seen people standing on rooftops, people riding boats between houses, and heard the horrifying stories of people who were swept away by the water.

Celebrities have heard this, too, and they have been using their considerable platforms and their own personal resources to help with the relief effort.

As climate change continues to destabilize what were once more temperate weather patterns, these "500 year storms" will be coming more and more frequently.

Many believe that we need a better coordinate governmental response when these disasters strike. It's good to hear stories of private citizens acting as heroes, but it's better if they never have to.

In the mean time, however, boat owners have been taking time off of work and traveling with their boats towards Texas where they hope to help distribute supplies and reach people who are still stranded.

Celebrities are donating money to the relief effort, but some stars are doing even more.

1. JJ Watt

JJ Watt
JJ Watt's relief fundraiser had an initial goal in the six digits. It has currently raised over $10 million and the amount continues to clim as donations pour in.

2. Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez
J Lo and A-Rod have each donated $25,000. They have also used their celebrity status to encourage their followers to donate to the Red Cross.

3. DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled
In addition to sending his prayers to the people of Houston, DJ Khaled has also donated $25,000 to aid those ravaged by Harvey.

4. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj announced that she was donating $25,000 when she shared Kevin Hart's message.

5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Dwayne Johnson donated $50,000 and shared Kevin Hart's plea.

6. Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart is said to be the first major celebrity to donate, putting up $50,000. He's also encouraged other celebrities to do the same.

7. The Kardashians

The Kardashians
Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie ponied up a combined $500,000 in personal donations to hurricane victims.

8. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus says that she was especially moved by the devastation, and put her money where her mouth is. She donated $500,000.

9. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen teamed up with Walmart to donate $1 million to JJ Watt's hurricane relief fundraiser.

10. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio
Already known for his generous donations in the wake of disasters, Leo donated $1 million to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund.

11. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock, one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, donated $1 million to the Red Cross, saying: "There are no politics in 8 feet of water. There are human beings in 8 feet of water."

12. Beyonce

Beyonce
Houston is Queen Bey's hometown, and she has pledged to help as many of the victims as she can. There's no telling how much she might end up donating.

13. Chris Brown

Chris Brown
Chris Brown may be the Actual Worst, but he's pledged to donate $100,000 to "the people," as he is skeptical of the Red Cross.

14. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez often plays her donations close to the vest, but she has donated and encourages others to donate to a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

15. Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert
You know how many dogs were abandoned by their families when disaster struck? Miranda Lambert is rescuing them. Dozens of them, by the truckload. Not all heroes wear capes.

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