Miley Cyrus was reduced to tears Wednesday during her appearance on The Ellen Show as she sent condolences to Hurricane Harvey victims.
The popstar, 24, donated $500,000 to relief efforts on behalf of her non-profit organization, the Happy Hippie Foundation.
The moment Ellen began talking about her appreciation for the star’s work, Cyrus couldn’t hold back her overwhelming emotion.
‘Thank you … don’t make me cry,’ Miley responded in the sit down interview. ‘I can’t really talk about it [because] it just makes me really upset.’
Cyrus further explained, ‘You know, my grandma’s sitting here [and] my mum’s here, and I go home to my seven dogs — I didn’t have that anymore, it’d just be really hard,’ she said.
‘I hope people understand that I can put myself in those people’s shoes and just know what it feels like to have everything taken away from you.’
Miley Cyrus just announced that she is making a major donation to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund
The 24-year-old entertainer announced on her appearance on The Ellen Show that she and the Happy Hippie Foundation feel passionate about the cause
Cyrus was moved to tears when talking about the devastation from Hurricane Harvey
‘I’m really happy to help in whatever way I can,’ Cyrus said
‘I hope people understand that I can put myself in those people’s shoes and just know what it feels like to have everything taken away from you’
‘My grandma’s sitting here [and] my mum’s here, and I go home to my seven dogs — I didn’t have that anymore, it’d just be really hard’
Cyrus was just one of several celebs and everyday supporters around world who showed compassion and dedication to Texas residents who lost nearly everything amidst the natural catastrophe.
CELEBS CONTINUE CHARITY WORK FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated $1 million to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund
United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher 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’
Ellen DeGeneres showed her support for football star J.J. Watt’s charity
The talk show host wrote to Twitter Wednesday night: ‘When #Texas needed him, @JJWatt was there. I was honored to help make this amazing gift from @Walmart possible’
Houston-born popstar Beyoncé released a statement to the Houston Chronicle in the wake of Hurricane Harvey
‘I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can,’ she said
Comedian Kevin Hart continues to challenge celebs on social media to donate to hurricane victims
Hart said: ‘Simply anybody right now who’s in a powerful position who can impact this issue through social media, Let’s really try to save some lives’
Actress Sandra Bullock donated $1 million dollars to the American Red Cross this week
Bullock said in a statement she hopes the natural catastrophe can bring Americans together at last
‘There are no politics in eight feet of water,’ Bullock told People. ‘There are human beings in eight feet of water’
Houston Texans’ football star, J.J. Watt continues to set the bar higher through his consistent and heroic charity work.
He’s inspired nearly 100,000 people to donate to the cause on his YouCaring page, Houston Flood Relief Fund. As of Thursday, he’s raised close to $10,000,000.
Watt initially created the page Tuesday, which rapidly gained public attention over the course of several hours.
The beloved sports star continues to be so blown away by generosity of community members and supporters alike, he’s upped the goal several times and said he continues to do so for as long as possible.
Ellen DeGeneres herself announced yesterday she would be donating $1 million to Watt’s fundraiser.
The talk show host wrote to Twitter Wednesday night: ‘When #Texas needed him, @JJWatt was there. I was honored to help make this amazing gift from @Walmart possible.’
Watt, 28, said in a new video Wednesday: ‘I got some absolutely incredible news. Ellen DeGeneres, along with Walmart had donated another million dollars to this foundation … So we’re working our way towards the $10 million.
Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk was more than happy to donate money to J.J.’s Houston Flood Relief Fund.
‘The flooding and devastation to the Houston area has been painful to watch,’ Strunk said on the Titans’ official website.
‘As a native to the area, I have been so encouraged to see how the locals and the nation as a whole have come together to help one another. The NFL, at the end of the day, is a family that helps one another in times of need.’
Another big donation came in from Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, who contributed $50,000.
‘Absolutely incredible. Keep raising money. Keep spreading the word, please keep sending the message out. Can’t speak enough about the goodness in humanity and everybody helping out,’ Watt wrote to Twitter.
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt raises almost $10MILLION for Hurricane Harvey victims
‘Absolutely incredible. Keep raising money. Keep spreading the word, please keep sending the message out,’ Watt said Wednesday
Ellen DeGeneres herself announced yesterday she would be donating $1 million to Watt’s fundraiser
Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk was more than happy to donate money to J.J.’s Houston Flood Relief Fund
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated $1 million to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund
‘I had a chance to drive around little bit to see some of the damage, to see some of the flooding. Umm… it’s unbelievable. And obviously there’s still so much work that needs to be done,’ he wrote further.
‘The most difficult times seem to bring out the best in humanity and that’s showing through right now so much. Please keep sharing, please keep donating. Whatever you can do, five dollars, five hundred dollars, anything helps. I’m going to make sure this money goes as directly to (the victims) as possible.
‘We are working very hard to make sure these funds go directly to the people. So many volunteers helping. Houston, stay strong! We are all behind you.’
Other celebrities, like Leonardo DiCaprio, have distributed large sums of money to the cause this week.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation contributed $1 million to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund on Wednesday.
United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher 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.’
Houston-born popstar Beyoncé is working in part with her team at BeyGOOD and her pastor to aid in relief efforts
Comedian Kevin Hart has challenged celebs to donate to hurricane victims
Actress Sandra Bullock donated $1 million dollars to the American Red Cross
More stars like Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Sandra Bullock, Nicki Minaj, D.J. Khaled, T.I., Chris Brown, The Kardashians, Drake and Beyoncé have shown their support.
Community GoFundMe pages have been wildly successful with various goals in aiding animals, victims’ medical costs, supply of food, etc.
Fundraisers like ‘Harvey Disaster Animal Fund’ raked in well over the set goal of $25,00 this week — as its currently raised $214,811.
Folks also worked together selflessly to help the Richard family, who lost everything from severe flooding in their home.
‘Hello, My name is Jeremiah Richard. My family lost everything in hurricane Harvey. I have a 4 yr old that is deaf and a 6 yr old. Me and my wife just don’t know what to do now. We really need help. Anything is a blessing,’ his GoFundMe page read.
The campaign has already raised $53,886 of it’s overall $200,000 goal.
Hurricane Harvey, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, has become one of the worst tropical storms to ever hit the United States
Hurricane Harvey, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, has been named one of the worst storms to ever hit the United States, and is swiftly becoming one of the most expensive natural disasters in US history.
Damage from Hurricane Harvey could put it among the top five most costly U.S. storms ever, with failing dams and levees driving up loss forecasts, data modeling showed this week.
Estimates for total economic costs and damage shot up earlier this week to $42 billion from $30 billion, as flooding began to spread to Louisiana and flood control measures became overwhelmed, according to Chuck Watson, founder of the disaster modeling firm Enki Research.
Areas east of Houston, Texas have been drenched with more than 50 inches of rain. The storm hovered over southeastern Texas and other parts of southwestern Louisiana.