Miley Cyrus shed some tears when discussing the victims of Hurricane Harvey on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday. Ellen revealed that the singer had donated $500,000 for relief efforts, which made Miley emotional.
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“It’ll make me cry. So, I can’t really, I can’t really talk about it,” the singer said, brushing away tears. “I don’t know why it makes me so upset… so I really hope people know… my grandma’s sitting here and my mom’s here and I go home to my seven dogs and if I didn’t have that anymore, it’d just be really hard.”
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“So I’m really happy to help any way that I can and I hope people understand they can put themselves in those people’s shoes and just know what it feels like to have everything taken away from you,” Miley told Ellen.
Miley isn’t the only celeb who’s been moved to help the crisis in Texas. Ellen herself has donated $1 million, while Beyoncé, a Houston native, has pledged to help “as many as we can” through her BeyGOOD organization.
“My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected,” Beyonce said in a statement to the Houston Chronicle. Her sister Solange will host two benefit concerts in Boston and New York City in which all proceeds will go towards Harvey relief efforts.
Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Sandra Bullock have donated $1 million to relief and recovery efforts, while Kim Kardashian West and her family have donated $500,000 to the Red Cross. And just recently Rita Ora, who’s currently touring, tweeted that she’s looking for a shelter in Dallas to volunteer at before she leaves the state.
Drake took to his Instagram to give his support to Texas, while saying he was “working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible.”
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.
As Sandra Bullock said in her official statement about her donation, “I’m just grateful I can do it. We have to take care of one another.”
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