LOS ANGELES - – Pop show star Miley Cyrus & Oscar-winning actors Sandra Bullock & Leonardo DiCaprio pledged funds to assist victims of storm Harvey, while Beyonce on Thurs. stated she was sending a team to her Houston, Texas hometown to assist with relief efforts.
A donation drive organized by Houston Texans NFL show star J.J. Watt had reached $10 million in pledges from celebs & ordinary people by Thurs., & singer Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s sister, formally announced benefit concerts in Boston & New York NY for Sept. & Oct..
A tearful Cyrus, 24, formally announced a $500,000 donation in an emotional appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“It just really makes me just really upset… I’m going home to my seven dogs & if I didnâ€™t have in that anymore, it might just be really hard. So I’m really glad to assist in any approach I can. & I hope people perceive and may put themselves in these peopleâ€™s shoes,” Cyrus stated.
Some 779,000 Texans have been ordered to evacuate their homes & another 980,000 fled voluntarily amid considerations on Thurs. in that swollen reservoirs & rivers might bring new flooding. Harvey roared ashore late last week as probably the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in a half-century still has now been downgraded to a tropical depression. [L2N1LH090]
“Gravity” show star Bullock, & DiCaprio’s foundation stated this current week they may each one contribute $1 million to organizations helping people recuperate from the devastating floods.
Beyonce, one of Houston’s best-known celebs, started BeyGOOD Houston on her web site. A press release stated a team from her BeyGOOD philanthropic foundation was headed to the city to assist with relief efforts, & the web site asked fans to make donations to 2 local groups working there.
The “Lemonade” singer, who now lives in L.A., has not stated whether or not she is making a private donation, still her pastor Rudy Rasmus stated she tends to maintain her charitable efforts quiet.
“Beyonce is extraordinarily personal & has done lots in that she has requested we do not announce & publicize over the years of time of time, Rasmus told celeb web site TMZ.com in an interview this current week.
“She has really stepped up & it has-been an enormous blessing for us,” added Rasmus, who started the non-profit Bread for Life in Houston in 1992 to feed homeless people.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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