Friday, 15 December, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio donates $1M for Harvey relief

Likes to help The Oscar winner and his foundation have previously donated to recovery efforts following the 2004 tsunami the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Harvey: Disney & KTRK-TV Houston Commit $1M For Relief Efforts; Set 'Day Of Giving'
Edmund Wade | 02 September, 2017, 00:40

The Texas Tenors said they would donate all of the sales from their new single, "Rise", to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. United Way Worldwide is the largest privately funded nonprofit that is working to support those affected by the strongest hurricane that has hit the USA mainland since 12 years.

DiCaprio follows in the footsteps of other stars who have made sizeable donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, including Sandra Bullock, who donated £773,000 to the Red Cross.

"Flooding has forced thousands in Texas & Louisiana from their homes". United Way Worldwide will give all of the proceeds to the Harvey Recovery Fund.

"We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation", he said.

Gallagher added that responding to the victims of Hurricane Harvey requires the best efforts, and the program will provide all the help needed for the improvement of lives along the Gulf Coast.

The non-profit foundation United Way reassured the public that all donations to its newly created fund are going to reach the points that Hurricane Harvey impacted.

Houston-born and raised singer Solange Knowles, the younger sister of Beyoncé, has announced she will be performing a benefit show in Boston on September 28, with all proceeds earmarked for Harvey relief.

The star announced Tuesday that she will be donating $1 million to the American Red Cross. "There are no politics in eight feet of water".

The Walt Disney Company has donated $US1million to Red Cross, and Facebook said it would match donations made on its platform up to $US1 million.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is also no stranger to disaster relief. Other celebrities who have pledged contributions are Chris Brown, Kevin Hart, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

On Wednesday, authorities in Texas confirmed the death toll from Hurricane Harvey was 31, but this number is expected to rise.


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