Kevin Hart, Beyoncé and Drake lead charge for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Hart committed to giving $25,000 in what he's calling "the Hurricane Relief Challenge".

"I think we participated in a lot of challenges on the Internet, some meaningful, some meaningless, but we've all done them", Hart said in the video posted Instagram. Beyonce, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jerry Seinfeld are among the stars he called on to do the same.

He continued, "At this point, it's a serious matter. I'm going to lead the charge in stepping up in this way".

Country singer Chris Young also donated $100,000 to the relief efforts on a GoFundMe account.

A family evacuates their Meyerland home in Houston. 'I've just been caught up to speed with everything that's going on in Houston with Hurricane Harvey and this shit is unbelievable.

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Harvey made landfall Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane and has stalled over southeast Texas, causing widespread flooding as it continues to dump several feet of rain over the area.

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. Drake said he is working remotely with local relief groups assisting those in Houston and Lady Antebellum donated their show's merchandise proceeds to hurricane relief efforts.

And recent MTV VMAs host Katy Perry tweeted a link to the Red Cross' donation efforts to more than 100 million followers on Twitter. She too urged viewers to donate to the Red Cross.

Texas has been hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. "We're praying for your safety in the days to come and we stand with you as you rebuild because we're all in this together".

  • Michelle Webb