Kar­dashi­ans pledge $ 500,000 as celebs rally for Har­vey storm re­lief

Global Times - - Life -

Kim Kar­dashian and her fam­ily on Tues­day do­nated a col­lec­tive $ 500,000 to storm Har­vey re­lief ef­forts, join­ing celebri­ties like Jen­nifer Lopez, Dwayne John­son, NFL player J. J. Watt and co­me­dian Kevin Hart who have pledged funds to help the tens of thou­sands af­fected by the dev­as­ta­tion in Texas.

Kar­dashian, her sis­ters Khloe and Kourt­ney and mom Kris Jen­ner made the pledges on Twit­ter, di­rect­ing their funds to the Red Cross and Sal­va­tion Army.

“Hous­ton we are pray­ing for you! My mom, sis­ters & I will be do­nat­ing $ 500,000,” the TV re­al­ity star tweeted.

Trop­i­cal Storm Har­vey, which hit land as a hur­ri­cane over the week­end, has brought cat­a­strophic flood­ing to Texas, killing at least 11 peo­ple and par­a­lyz­ing Hous­ton.

Ride Along star Hart set the celebrity ball rolling on Mon­day with a $ 50,000 do­na­tion and so­cial me­dia chal­lenge that called on stars to match him. John­son, Lopez and rap­per DJ Khaled each have pledged $ 25,000.

Hous­ton Tex­ans NFL player Watt launched his own on­line ef­fort on Sun­day with a $ 100,000 do­na­tion and a video plea. The fund quickly reached $ 1 mil­lion, and Watt tweeted on Tues­day his goal was now $ 4 mil­lion.

Hous­ton’s most fa­mous ex­port, Bey­once, who has re­cently moved from New York to Los An­ge­les, has said she is work­ing on a plan to help her home­town re­cover.

“Texas You are in my prayers,” the singer posted on her In­sta­gram page.

In statement to the Hous­ton Chron­i­cle on Mon­day, Bey­once added that she was work­ing closely with her team and her Hous­ton pas­tor “to im­ple­ment a plan to help as many as we can.”

Kim Kar­dashian

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