Sandra Bullock donated $1million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
The actress has pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of the disastruous floods in Houston, Texas and the area surrounding it, according to the Independent. The hurricane has killed 15 people so far.
“This is an incredible gift. We’re so thankful. It’s times like this when we do receive such an incredible amount of support. Especially during times of disaster, people see what’s happening in Texas and our hearts all go out to them,” Elizabeth Penniman, Vice President of Communications for American Red Cross national headquarters, told PEOPLE. “Having someone like Sandra Bullock make this kind of commitment, it helps bring people together and open their hearts and be even more generous.”
Bullock has a home in Austin, Texas and has been a supporter of the American Red Cross. She hopes people will come together to help those affected by the disaster, despite the country’s political divides. “There are no politics in eight feet of water,” she said. “There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
Bullock joins other stars who donated funds to the relief efforts, among them being Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Kim Kardashian West, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj.
I should have everything within the hour and I will also be donating 50k instead of the 25k…I know alot of my friends will follow.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) August 28, 2017
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2017