Kevin Hart challenges celebrities to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief effort

The actor took to Instagram on Sunday night and shared a video where he calls on fellow A-listers including Dwayne'The Rock Johnson, to provide relief aid to the thousands of people in need

As Harvey lashed southeastern Texas over the weekend, celebrities rallied for the relief effort.

'I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the internet.

"At this point it's a serious matter". I think that people are in bad shape and they need help. At the the end of the video, he nominated Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, JAY-Z and Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Jerry Seinfeld to step up and take charge as well. Thousands have found shelter in the Houston Convention Center and the city of Dallas will also assist with providing shelter.

Country music star Chris Young also announced on Twitter Sunday that he was starting an online fundraiser for the Red Cross and that he had donated $100,000 to it.

9NEWS also has a page setup where residents can donate to the American Red Cross, Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Since Harvey made landfall Friday, Houston and the surrounding area has experienced "unprecedented", devastating flooding.

The National Weather Service reported that at least five people had died as of Sunday evening, but that number was expected to increase as the floodwaters recede.

'At this point, I'm going to start a real challenge. He revealed to being emotionally moved to donate after learning about the tragedy, so much that he's egging his celeb pals on to contribute some money too.

The Better Business Bureau wants people to be aware of scammers trying to make a quick buck off of Hurricane Harvey.

"I am praying for the safety of all those affected". By Monday morning, up to 40 inches of rain had fallen on northeast Houston.



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