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Celebrities Donate to Texas Hurricane Relief Effort

Several celebrities are pitching in to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

According to reports, several actors and musicians have pledged money toward South Texas hurricane recovery efforts. Actress Sandra Bullock was reported by USA Today to donate $1 million to the Red Cross. Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Sean Diddy Combs, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Chris Brown, T.I., Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Kris Jenner, D.J. Khaled, Nicki Minaj, Chris Young, Lady Antebellum, Cher and Beyonce are some of the celebrities who have been reported to donate to charities supporting recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Houston Texans linebacker J.J. Watt also pitched in, holding a fundraiser that raised $4 million for recovery efforts. The NFL later reported that Watt is upping his fundraiser goal at $10 million.

Rental car company Enterprise and coffee shop company Starbucks have also pledged money to the recovery efforts.

Photo by Fox News

Photo by Fox News

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