Here’s What Drake, Nicki Minaj and More Are Doing to Help Houston After Hurricane Harvey Hit
Hurricane Harvey has hit Houston, Texas hard, and there are still residents struggling to find dry shelter after flooding and all kinds of damages are taking place across the city. Reports are surfacing that the city has received over 30 inches of rain with more on the way, and with at least 15 deaths already reported, celebrities are stepping up to help in any way they can.
Drake, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Texas native Bun B and more are using their platforms to help encourage others to make donations, find out more information on what residents need, and alert authorities of those that are still in trouble.
The New York Times says Houston did not order evacuations before the storm, leaving some stranded in households that are continuing to fill up with water. Many have even been pleading for help on social media, trying to get the attention of anyone who may able to help with rescuing.
Harvey was originally named as a Category 4 hurricane, with winds that are reaching up to 130 miles per hour. Previously, it moved offshore before making landfall again on the shore of Copano Bay. It is now classified as a Category 3 hurricane.
We will continue to keep the victims of Hurricane Harvey in our prayers, but for now you can make donations to The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and other organizations here. See what those across hip-hop are doing to help below.
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. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. 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. I also want to thank all the men and women of service and volunteers for their courageous efforts to help people in need. I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way.
“I’m not saying that we don’t need money. It’s going to take a lot of money to rebuild the city of Houston. I’m putting together things right now to organize ways to raise money on a massive scale, not on a smaller scale, on as large a scale as we can possibly do. And money is going to be needed, but I’m saying right now, people stuck in an attic, they don’t need money right now. They need someone with a boat to come save their lives. I’m talking right now, real time, what people need,” Bun B says.
We are planning some hurricane relief events. If u want to help please contact @papforlife email@example.com Every little bit counts. Even if all you can give is a prayer, that still helps a lot. We have a few drop off locations already set. If u want to donate you can go to: @johnnydangandco 6224 Richmond ave @paradiseglassgallery 45/north main @texanwirewheels Northside Acres Homes @g6_tattoos @stateoftheartsupply 4000 Telephone Rd Houston TX 77087 @htxtactical 13831 Northwest Fwy Suite 125, Houston, TX 77040 @tshirtspot6500 TShirt Spot 6500 MLK @e_donedeal iFix Gadgets: 88 e crosstimbers 77022 @8thwonderbrew 2202 Dallas St @mixfitzstudio 250 Patton street @trahanswings 12303 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077 North Main Church of God And Christ 7206 N Main Houston 77022 @nineinnovations @houstonchiros @dabassllc 8615 Westheimer rd Houston, Texas 77063.
Trae Tha Truth
Trae Tha Truth is officially a superhero. The Houston MC has been rescuing people all week from a boat and has started a donation fund.
When I Say Pray… Undastand It's Needed…. As Well As Those Reachin For Help .. I Undastand Its Needed… I'm On Tha Way…. Anyone with Boats, Rafts, Big Trucks And Other Helpful Things …. Let's Figure It Out Together… Lives Already Been Lost, Freeways Flooded, Streets Collapsed and A lot Are Stranded In They Homes…. Don't Always Have Answers, Honestly Haven't Came With A Plan Yet, But Im Frontline For The City… And I Understand The Responsibility… Let's Share Info… Houston I Am.. As Well As You Are… Love And To Those Tryin To Help .. Be Safe!!
Houston & Texas in general has always shown me so much love. Crazy what's happening…just donated $35,000 to the Red Cross. Keep the faith.
— Russ (@russdiemon) August 29, 2017
Zoey organized his crew of friends to ride jet-ski’s and help save people still trapped in their homes. The Florida rapper also partnered with LRG Clothing to donate $250,000 in clothes.
Kap loaded up trucks with food, water and diapers and drove down to Houston to help.