Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Bun B and More Pledge to Aid Houston

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I'm challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to donate $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey, to Red Cross. In the aftermath, some of Hollywood's biggest stars have pitched in to help those in need. "My heart hurts for Houston and I truly want to help", he added, before dropping the real bombshell, that he was increasing his donation to $50,000, and expecting others to do the same.

Rap super-producer DJ Khaled responded to Hart's challenge, donating $25,000 "to help all the families in need".

He said: "I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the internet, some meaningful, some meaningless, but we've all done it".

Lemonade pop icon Beyoncé said she was working with her charity to assist the storm and flood victims in her hometown of Houston.

Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in decades, killing at least two, flooding thousands of homes and causing damage reminiscent to that of Katrina 12 years ago, with FEMA administrator Brock Long telling CNN the agency is "gearing up for the next couple years".

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First and foremost, our hearts and prayers go out to any affected by Hurricane Harvey, and everyone in the Houston and surrounding areas that are dealing with this natural disaster.

Kardashian West said she, her mother and sisters would donate $US500,000 ($A627,000) to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.

"This is a serious matter", Hart said. I think the people are in bad shape and need help. "Im gonna lead the charge and stepping up in this way".

The Kardashians [VIDEO]did not hold back either with Kris, Kim, and Khloe tweeting that they would be donating a collective sum of $500,000 to the Red Cross as well as the U.S.

Master P has apparently made a significant financial contribution to relief efforts and he doesn't feel other stars should feel obligated to publicize their charitable deeds or how much money they donate.

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