In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, comedian Kevin Hart has issued a challenge to some of his fellow celebrities to donate relief money.
The actor took to Instagram on Sunday night and shared a video where he calls on fellow A-listers to provide relief aid to the thousands of people in need.
‘Serious moment right now, I’ve just been caught up to speed with everything that’s going on in Houston and this s*** is unbelievable,’ Hart states in the video.
‘I think we’ve participated in a lot of challenges on the internet. Some meaningful, some meaningless, but we’ve all done ’em. I’ve been a person whose partaken in several of them.
In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, comedian Kevin Hart (pictured)has issued a challenge to some of his fellow celebrities to donate relief money
The actor took to Instagram on Sunday night and shared a video where he calls on fellow A-listers, including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (file above), to provide relief aid to the thousands of people in need
‘At this point, I’m going to start a real challenge. I’m challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to follow my lead and donating $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey to the Red Cross.
‘At this point this is a serious matter. I think that people are in bad shape and they need help. I’m going to lead the charge and step up this way.’
Hart then challenged a number of celebrities including Beyonce, Chris rock, Justin Timberlake, Steve Harvey, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jay Z, Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle.
‘I think when you do it, you all should tag somebody else,’ he added.
Hart challenged a number of celebrities including Steve Harvey (left) and singer Justin Timberlake (right) to donate money
He also called on singer Beyonce (left) and her husband Jay Z (right) to join the challege
Hart isn’t the only celebrity to come forward and donate thousands to help those affected by the powerful storm.
Country singer Chris Young said in a Twitter video that he created an online fundraiser for the Red Cross and donated $100,000.
Katy Perry also urged viewers to donate while hosting the MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday night.
She also tweeted a link to the Red Cross’ donation efforts to more than 100 million followers on Twitter.
Thousands of people are trapped on their rooftops in flooded Houston and are desperately pleading for help after Hurricane Harvey left much of America’s fourth largest city underwater
A family evacuates their Meyerland home in Houston. Rescuers answered hundreds of calls for help Sunday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey rose high enough to begin filling second-story homes
Hurricane Harvey has already dumped a historic 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas – with another 27 inches of rain falling so far and another 23 inches expected to come within the next few days.
Experts said the aftermath of the catastrophic hurricane could equal the level of destruction of Katrina in 2005.
The storm has claimed the lives at least five people and FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, revealed it would take the area years to recover from the storm which is the worst this decade.