Over the past few years we’ve seen the ice bucket challenge, push-up challenge, and mannequin challenge go viral on the internet and now Kevin Hart is laying down the gauntlet to other celebs with the Hurricane Harvey challenge.
The only difference with this challenge and the previously mentioned challenges is there is nothing in physical nature about it, rather Hart wants his famous friends to dig into their respective pockets to participate.
Hart posted a video on his Instagram account calling out Dwayne Johnson, Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Dave Chappelle, Justin Timberlake, Steve Harvey, and Jerry Seinfeld to follow in his footsteps and donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
WARNING: SOME OF THE LANGUAGE IS NSFW
Singer Chris Young pledged $100,000 to the Red Cross through a GoFundMe account and Drake revealed on Instagram that he’s working remotely from London with local relief groups then shared important phone numbers for agencies and organizations in the Houston area.
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.
Also lending a helping hand are Houston sports stars like Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who started a relief fund through You Caring.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 27, 2017
Watt reached his $200k goal in less than two hours so he bumped it to $500k. That mark was then topped thanks in large part to a $50k donation from Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul.
The generosity of @CP3‘s $50k donation is actually what put us over the $500k mark. Phenomenal stuff from donations both large and small.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 28, 2017
For those looking to help in the relief efforts, follow the information from the Red Cross twitter account posted below.
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) August 26, 2017
(Photo Credit: Instagram/@kevinhart4real)