Kevin Hart is donating $25,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief – and he wants his friends to follow suit.
Celebrities including Beyonce, Jay Z, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Justin Timberlake have been challenge to donate $25,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund by Kevin Hart.
The actor shared a video post on his Instagram at the weekend calling for some of his famous pals to dig deep into their pockets and donate the $25k (£19.1k) to The American Red Cross.
‘Serious moment right now,’ Kevin began. ‘I’ve just been caught up to speed with everything that’s going on in Houston with Hurricane Harvey and this shit is unbelievable.
‘I think we participate in a lot of challenges on the internet, some meaningful, some meaningless, but we’ve all done it. I’ve been a person who’s partaken in every one of them.’
Kevin then revealed his plan to set a challenge for his celebrity friends, adding: ‘At this point I’m gong to start a real challenge. I am challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to follow my lead and donate $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey, to The Red Cross, okay.
‘At this point, it’s a serious matter. I think people are in bad shape and they need help. I’m going to lead the charge by stepping up in this way.’
And then he listed some names who he is hoping will join him in the relief effort, adding: ‘I challenge The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Seinfeld, and I think when you all do it, you should tag someone else.
‘$25,000 is coming from me. Prayers go out to Houston,’ he signed off.
At least six people have been killed by Hurricane Harvey. It hammered the coastal area with winds of up to 130mph and extreme flooding on Friday.