Leonardo Dicaprio joins other humanitarian Hollywood celebs by donating $1Mn for Harvey victims

Harvey Hurricane

Over the past few days, Texas, Louisiana and Houston have witnessed major flooding and torrential damage as hurricane Harvey made its way through the streets, buildings, vehicles and the lives of the people living in these cities.

Luckily for the victims of the devastating storm, help has poured in from all corners especially with Hollywood celebrities contributing huge amounts to charity organizations such as the American Red Cross, United Way Harvey Recovery Fund and others. Oscar-winner Leonardo Dicaprio is reportedly the latest joining the bandwagon of such celebs, with Sandra Bullock, Beyonce, Kardarshians, Miley Cyrus, Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Hillary Duff doing their bit in distributing donations for the storm-stricken households.


The Inception actor through his Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation has donated a million dollars to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, the first to pledge donation for this charity organization. Responding to Dicaprio’s act of lending support to the relief efforts, the United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher said in a statement, ““We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation. Responding to Hurricane Harvey requires the best of all of us – and that’s what this gift represents. United Way’s Harvey Recovery Fund will provide much-needed help for the communities along the Gulf Coast where lives have been changed forever.”

Kim Kardashian collectively with her family has pledged the donation of 500000 dollars to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund a few days back. In a series of tweets, she has revealed her intentions to donate for the recovery of those who have undergone the catastrophic storms of Harvey.

Sandra Bullock too was quoted saying after pledging the donation of a million dollars to The American Red Cross, “I am just grateful I can do it. We all have to do our part.”

Kevin Hart, meanwhile raised his donation amount to 50000 dollars and urged other celebs to join too on his Instagram videos. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson contributed 25000 dollars doing his bit in reply to Hart’s video. Chris Brown and DJ Khaled further responded pledging 1,00,000 dollars and 25000 dollars respectively. Beyonce’s charity institution, BeyGOOD meanwhile pledged help by donating money to those affected.

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