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Celebrities of all color and stripes are pledging their support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, which dumped upwards of 50 inches of rainfall in southeast Texas.

Hordes of celebrities have stepped up on social media to pledge their support for the hurricane relief efforts, including Beyonce Knowles and rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris, who pledged $25,000.

In a video uploaded to his Instagram page on Monday, Harris, 36, pledged to meet comedian Kevin Hart‘s challenge to match his $25,000 donation.

T.I. said he was not donating his money directly to the American Red Cross or FEMA, which was criticized for its slow response to Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago.

Judging from his past history, the father-of-7 will probably travel to Houston to personally hand his money directly to the families who are affected.

Multi-millionaire Beyonce, who is a native of Houston, Texas, pledged at least $1 million in support for Harvey victims. She is telling fans she’s in “constant prayer” for her people.

“My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help,” she said in a statement issued to the Houston Chronicle.

“I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can.”

BeyGOOD is a charity umbrella for all Beyonce’s philanthropic pursuits worldwide, launched in 2013 for the Mrs. Carter World Tour.

Singer Chris Brown pledged $100,000 in cash to Houston in response to Hart’s challenge.

“We need to come together. I’m donating $100,000,” Chris said in a video on Twitter. “It’s for everybody out there in Texas for the relief in everything. So, I accept the challenge, man, and I implore and encourage everybody else who can change and make a change for this to please donate and help out.”

Mother-of-three Beyonce also shared a black and white picture tribute to Texas on Instagram, writing on it: “Texas you are in my prayers”. The image has been liked more than one million times in just 24 hours.

More than 30,000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to serious flooding caused by the wind and rain of the devastating Harvey, according to


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