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Leonardo DiCaprio donates $1M to victims of Hurricane Harvey

Leonardo DiCaprio donates $1M to victims of Hurricane Harvey

The United Way - the largest privately funded non-profit - announced on Wednesday (August 30) that all proceeds of the Harvey Recovery Fund would go directly to the recovery efforts.

Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the list of celebrities who have pledged donations to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The National Hurricane Centre has downgraded Harvey to a tropical depression, but is warning of continuing flooding in parts of Southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.

United Way president and CEO Brian Gallagher told Metro News that they are thankful for the donation from DiCaprio.

'Responding to Hurricane Harvey requires the best of all of us-and that's what this gift represents'.

The newly-established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund said it was "incredibly grateful" to receive its first donation from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

Beyoncé is also doing what she can to help her hometown of Houston. The Kardashian-Jenner sisters and momKris Jennerteamed up to donate a combined $500,000.

"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", she said.

Sandra Bullock also recently donated United States dollars 1 million to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

In a statement, she said, "There are no politics in eight feet of water".

Actor Kevin Hart, $50,000 to the American Red Cross plus additional pledges to other relief groups. Y'know, my grandma's sitting here, my mom's here and I go home to my seven dogs and if I didn't have that anymore, it'd just be really hard.

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, $25,000 to the American Red Cross.

Ever since Hurricane Harvey has affected lives and property in Texas and neighbouring areas, Hollywood celebrities have come out to support and donate to the relief work.

The Kardashians also made donations giving $250,000 to the ARC and a matching sum to The Salvation Army.


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