Celebrities And Companies Pitch In To Harvey Relief Effort

A country artist donates $100,000, comedian Kevin Hart puts in $25,000 and challenges his famous friends to do the same and Amazon promises to match customers' donations.
People evacuating homes amidst the flooding in Houston, Texas on Aug. 27. Source: Joe Raedle

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 the agency the situation unprecedented and "beyond anything experienced," the U.S. Coast Guard urban search and rescue in Houston and more rain still to come, people are volunteering to help in rescue operations and pitching in .

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