Leonardo DiCaprio donates $1 million for Harvey relief

Leonardo DiCaprio donates $1 million for Harvey relief

A statement said a team from her BeyGOOD philanthropic foundation was headed to the city to help with relief efforts, and the website asked fans to make donations to two local groups working there.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has pledged the money to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund.

Earlier this week, Bullock donated $1 million to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross.

Leonardo DiCaprio has donated $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, joining the likes of Beyoncé and Sandra Bullock who have given substantial gifts to support victims of the disaster.

The National Hurricane Centre has downgraded Harvey to a tropical depression, but is warning of continued flooding in parts of south-east Texas and south-west Louisiana.

In a statement, she said, "There are no politics in eight feet of water". In fact, he provided monetary assistance for the victims of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti quake, and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Many other celebrities have also provided monetary assistance to help victims of the hurricane in recent days.

Houston native Solange and rock band Fall Out Boy plan to donate proceeds from their concerts to help those affected. The singer also said $3 from each ticket from her October 3 show in NY would go to Harvey relief.

The organization added in a Facebook post that the fund "will distribute 100% of donations to the affected areas, community by community, in the months and years ahead".

Other prominent names in Hollywood made large contributions to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort as well.

"Houston, our hearts are with you", the rock band Fall Out Boy posted on social media, with the message that all proceeds from its scheduled November 7 show at Houston's Toyota Center "will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts & local organizations aiding those in need".

Houston Texans star JJ Watt has also been spearheading a fundraising campaign that recently topped $10 million.

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