Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé pledge to help Houston flood victims

Beyonce also released a statement on Monday to The Houston Chronicle, saying, "My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so fearless and determined to do so much to help".

Kevin Hart launched the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge on Monday, August 28, and called on his A-list pals to open their checkbooks.

J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans and Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets are two athletes that reside in the area that were among the first to respond to the challenge that was initially issued by comedian Kevin Hart.

"I know what you're going through".

Houston's favorite daughter, Beyoncé, told the Houston Chronicle Monday that she was working closely with her philanthropic organization BeyGOOD to support relief efforts. I'm challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to follow my lead and donating $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey to the Red Cross.

Many celebrities have taken to social media to share how they're helping those in Houston, Texas, who have been affected by the devastating flooding and chaos.

"I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the internet, some meaningful, some meaningless, but we've all done them". On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian West tweeted, "Houston we are praying for you!" This is a serious matter.

At least nine people, including six members of the same family, are feared dead in the storm and 30,000 people are expected to be needing shelter, authorities said.

"My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so fearless and determined to do so much to help".

Reality star Kim Kardashian and her family also pledged to donate half a million dollars, and encouraged others to also give money.

DJ Khaled and Nicki Minaj joined in with $US25,000 donations.

Beyoncé, 35, also answered the call to help her hometown.

Country singer Chris Young said in a Twitter video that he created an online fundraiser for the Red Cross and donated $100,000.

  • Kyle Peterson