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Taylor Swift performs at DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Here's how celebrities are giving to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort


Celebrities are using both their reach and their finances to contribute to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. The list of celebrity donations has been consistently growing, and a number of stars have started crowdfunding campaigns to get their fans involved.

Houston Food Bank posted on Facebook to thank Taylor Swift for her "very sizeable donation" to the charity.

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell pledged to give $1 million to relief efforts, focusing specifically on the smaller towns surrounding Houston.

Tyler Perry contributed $1 million towards relief efforts, including a $250,000 donation to Joel Osteen's church. Osteen came under criticism during Hurricane Harvey for not opening the church's doors to provide shelter for those in need. He responded on Twitter, writing, "Victoria and I care deeply about our fellow Houstonians. Lakewood’s doors are open and we are receiving anyone who needs shelter." Perry further defended Osteen in his Facebook video.

Beyoncé, a Houston native, launched BeyGOOD Houston on Thursday. "Join us as the BeyGOOD team heads to Houston to continue our relief efforts on the ground," the website says. BeyGOOD Houston has teamed up with Bread of Life and Greater Houston Community Foundation in their relief efforts.

The White House announced that Donald Trump is going to donate $1 million of his personal fortune to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, though the specific organization has not yet been chosen.

Jamie Foxx announced a telethon fundraiser and his own donation of $25,000 to GlobalGiving in an Instagram video.

Miley Cyrus donated $500,000 and is also accepting donations through The Happy Hippie Foundation. The donations will go to "the American Red Cross, Best Friends, the Greater Houston Community Fund, and other organizations providing important immediate and long-term relief and recovery services," according to her foundation's website.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation made the first donation to the newly founded United Way Harvey Recovery Fund. The one million dollars the foundation contributed will go directly to recovery efforts, said United Way Worldwide.

Many celebrities are responding to a challenge set forth by Kevin Hart on Instagram. "I'm calling this the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge," Hart wrote in the caption of his Instagram video. He tagged a number of prominent celebrities, including The Rock and Beyoncé.

Kevin Hart also urged his Instagram followers to follow the link in his bio to raise money for the American Red Cross. At the time of press, he had raised nearly $600,000 in just 21 hours. He also challenged other celebrities to donate.

Nicki Minaj shared Kevin Hart's Instagram video, adding that she would be donating $25,000.

Rachael Ray's foundation has also made a donation of $1M, specifically earmarked to assist organizations in Texas and Louisiana that rescue and care for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Solange announced a benefit concert in Boston, with all proceeds going towards Hurricane Harvey relief. "I'm committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love," she wrote.

And Fall Out Boy is also donating all proceeds from one of their concerts to relief efforts.

Jensen Ackles started a CrowdRise campaign to raise money for "charities that serve needs that may otherwise be overlooked." The money will go towards Americares, the Texas Diaper Bank, and the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team. Ackles' campaign has raised over $215,000, and he personally made a $50,000 donation.

There are no politics in eight feet of water. There are human beings in eight feet of water.
Sandra Bullock, on her donation of $1M to the American Red Cross' efforts in flood-ravaged Texas

Sandra Bullock, who has a home in Texas, made a generous donation of a million dollars to the American Red Cross, an organization she has a history of supporting.

The Kardashian family donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army in response to Hart's challenge.

Lady Gaga tweeted that she was "praying for Houston" and "making relief donations."

And Chris Young donated $100,000. Young also started a GoFundMe with a goal of raising $500,000 for the Chris Young Foundation, to be distributed directly to disaster relief organizations. "In times like these, you turn to your friends to help those in need and that's exactly what I'm doing," he wrote.

DJ Khaled accepted Kevin Hart's challenge, donating $25,000.

"Myself and @futuretheprince 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," wrote Drake on Instagram. He also encouraged his followers to make an effort.

After a cancelled show in Houston, Lady Antebellum donated all of their merchandise proceeds from their Dallas show to hurricane relief efforts.

The Rock was another who accepted Kevin Hart's challenge. In an Instagram post, he told Houston to "hold onto faith" and also posted a link in his Instagram bio to direct his followers to the Red Cross donation site.

Lin-Manuel Miranda asked his Twitter followers to donate to BakerRipley, an organization that will work on long-term disaster relief in the Houston area.

And Jenna Fischer shared an easy way to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross.

Ellen DeGeneres donated a total of $75,000 to the Red Cross and the SPCA of Texas. And like Fischer, she also mentioned the ability to donate $10 to the Red Cross via text message.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez posted a video on Instagram to say that they'd each give $25,000.

And Jack Antonoff tweeted that he'd match donations up to $10,000 to The Montrose Center, an LGBTQ counseling and community center in Houston.

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