LOS ANGELES - Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million dollars to the American Red Cross for its relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey, according to People Magazine today. Bullock, who owns a home in Austin, Texas, is a long-time supporter of the relief organizations.
Bullock said she hopes that, at the very least, the storm provides Americans with an opportunity to unite. “There are no politics in eight feet of water,” she told People. “There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
Among the celebrities who have pledged their support for relief efforts in Texas are Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Kim Kardashian West, Lin-Manuel Miranda, DJ Khaled, and many others. The Walt Disney Company also donated $1 million to the Red Cross’s relief efforts.
Harvey is set to surpass 2008's Hurricane Ike and 2001's Tropical Storm Allison, two of the most destructive storms to hit the Gulf Coast in recent memory.. Moreover, millions of people from Corpus Christi to New Orleans were under flood watches and warnings Monday as Harvey's storm bands repeatedly pummeled the same areas.
The average annual rainfall in Houston is 50 inches, but the city has already seen 25 inches of rain in two days while another 25 could fall by Saturday.