Miranda Lambert, Ruby Rose, Sandra Bullock and more of Hollywood and music’s biggest stars are speaking out after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the coastal area of Texas, leaving at least five dead and thousands displaced.
Lambert, 33, took to Instagram Tuesday night to reveal her animal shelter foundation, MuttNation, rescued 72 dogs that day.
“My roommates tonight sure are cute! Mama and newborns that were born this morning,” Lambert wrote in the caption. “Im calling her Ashley after @ashleymonroemusic who just had a baby herself. @muttnationfoundation rescued 72 dogs today who are being transported to dry safe shelters across the country. Thanks for yalls support. Stay tuned tomorrow and continue to pray. #muttnationfoundation #hurricaneharvey#texasstrong #elvirathebus#tourbusrescue.”
Bullock, 53, donated $1 million to the American Red Cross on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirmed. Rose, 31, also donated, writing on social media that she would match musician Jack Antonoff’s donation to an LGBT center in Houston.
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt donated $4 million, but increased his goal to $5 million, saying, “That’s our city, our community, and I just want to make sure that we get everybody back on their feet.”
Kevin Hart urged his fellow celebrities to give back, creating a hurricane relief fund and challenging friends like JAY-Z and Chris Brown to give at least $25,000. Brown, 28, accepted the challenge, but increased the amount to $100,000.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez each donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross, which the “On the Floor” singer revealed in an Instagram video.
Other stars such as Kim Kardashian West pledged to donate $500,000, along with her sisters and mother, Kris Jenner.
Beyoncé, a Houston native, shared a black-and-white Instagram photo of the state flag with the message: “Texas you are in my prayers.”
Meanwhile, Texas native Longoria detailed her recent trip back home to San Antonio.
“It wasn’t as bad as other areas of Texas. I’m praying for my home state and all those who are suffering through the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,” she wrote alongside a photo of the state.
“Stay strong Texas and a big Texas size thank you to all the first responders, National Guard, Red Cross, volunteers, etc. Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes our hearts and capacity to help,” she added.
Hurricane Harvey caused terrible wreckage after making landfall in the town of Rockport on Friday night, as a Category 4 storm. Port Aransas and Rockport took the brunt of the storm, which hit the coastal area with 130 mph winds. The storm left homes flooded, many without power and several buildings destroyed.
On Saturday and early Sunday, parts of the Houston area had received more than 20 inches of rain, with southeast Harris County logged at 24.28 inches of rain in 24 hours, the Weather Channel reported.
At least five people had been reported dead on Sunday as a result of Harvey, according to The Chicago Tribune. Officials said they expect the number of fatalities to rise in areas hit hardest with flooding.
As officials, crews and residents scramble in Texas, Bachelor alum Sean Lowe, who is from Arlington, looked to take action.
“Anyone in the dallas (sic) area have a small boat I can take to Houston to help with evacuations? I’ll pay for the rental,” he tweeted on Sunday.
Singer Chris Young also vowed to help, pledging $100,000 to the Red Cross — and setting up a GoFundMe page for others to donate.
He announced the pledge in a moving Instagram post, noting that he has friends and family in Texas, as well as a house that was likely destroyed in the storm.
Stars including Miranda Lambert and Kim Zolciak-Biermann sent well-wishes to those affected by the hurricane.
Others, like Drake Busy Philipps and Amy Schumer shared links and phone numbers to the American Red Cross, Save the Children, FEMA and local help lines for those in troubled areas.
“We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused. I am praying for the safety of all those affected,” Drake wrote in an Instagram post on Monday.
“Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @furthertheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible.”