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Posted: August 30, 2017

Sandra Bullock donates $1M to American Red Cross for Harvey relief


By Jake Harris, Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN, Texas —

Actress Sandra Bullock has given $1 million to the American Red Cross’s Harvey Relief Fund, People magazine reports

>> Complete Harvey coverage on Statesman.com

The “The Proposal” and “Minions” star, who owns a home in Austin, Texas, told the magazine that her decision was made in an attempt to bring people together. 

>> Hurricane Harvey: Celebs pledge help to those affected by storms

“I’m just grateful I can do it,” she told People. “We all have to do our part...There are no politics in eight feet of water. There are human beings in eight feet of water.”

>> Harvey makes second landfall in Louisiana (live updates)

Bullock is just one of many celebrities who have donated their time or money for Tropical Storm Harvey relief. Among others, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has started a fundraiser that has raised more than $5 million since Sunday, and comedian Kevin Hart said he will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross, and urged his celebrity friends to do the same. 

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Tropical Storm Harvey has dumped more than 50 inches of rain over Houston and its surrounding areas, the greatest amount of rainfall ever recorded in the 48 contiguous states from one storm. As of early Wednesday morning, 19 people were confirmed dead as a result of the storm. 


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Sandra Bullock donates $1M to American Red Cross for Harvey relief

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Sandra Bullock donates $1M to American Red Cross for Harvey relief

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: Sandra Bullock attends the World Premiere of "Minions" at Odeon Leicester Square on June 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Hurricane Harvey: Celebs pledge help to those affected by storms

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Hurricane Harvey: Celebs pledge help to those affected by storms

The remains of Hurricane Harvey are still drenching parts of the Texas coast, and it may be years before full recovery is realized. 

Celebrities are now stepping up to help those who have lost everything.

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Katy Perry took her moment during Sunday’s MTV’s Video Music Awards to ask fans to donate to the Red Cross, The Houston Chronicle reported. She also posted a link to the Red Cross on her Twitter page.

But she’s not the only one. 

Kevin Hart pledged to donate $25,000 to help relief and recovery efforts and he challenged his big-named friends to do the same.

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