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Kevin Hart Challenges Celebrities To Donate To Texas Relief

Kevin Hart Challenges Celebrities To Donate To Texas Relief

Kevin's plea comes after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on Friday evening, devastating buildings and leaving huge floods.

"The need is enormous".

"We are now overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused", Drake wrote.

American Airlines will reward customers with 10 AAdvantage miles for every dollar they donate to the American Red Cross through September 24. However, Charity Navigator suggests that instead of boxing up and sending your gently used clothing, you should hold a garage sale and send the proceeds to a group that can help more directly.

Celebrities such as Kevin Hart and Beyonce are raising and/or donating money to relief efforts also, and with an estimated $40 billion in damages, the area certainly needs all of the help it can get. You can learn more about the organization and donate here.

Other stars also turned to social media to encourage their followers to contribute. American Airlines and United Airlines are offering flight miles to members of their loyalty programs who donate to the disaster relief. "There are 20 standards for charities that they have to pass- for lack of a better term-as opposed to a business, so any charity that comes to The Better Business Bureau and says that they want to be accredited has to go through a rigorous background check".

DIRECT RELIEF: An worldwide organization that provides emergency relief and helps equip local health providers.

"In times like these you turn to your friends to help those in need and that's' exactly what I'm doing", he said.

Here's a warning you should be made aware of.

United Airlines has a sliding scale of miles available for customers who donate to Airlink, Operation USA, Americares or the American Red Cross through September 15.

The BBB also suggests potential donors be careful when relying on bloggers or other websites for charity suggestions, as they might not have fully researched the organizations' credibility. So far, they have sent one volunteer from Santa Barbara County.

Brown, noting he was skeptical of the Red Cross, pledged the biggest public donation of all the celebs Hart called out.


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