Jamie Foxx & Bun B. Make Major Hurricane Harvey Announcement For Their Hometown
As 32,000 residents take shelter in local government buildings, churches, and various other shelters in Houtson, TX and surrounding areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, actor/singer, Jamie Foxx, and rapper, Bun B., helping their home state in a much needed way.
Foxx- a Terrell, TX native- announced, on Tuesday (8-29-2017), that he’d donated $25K to help his fellow Texans affected by the hurricane. In an Instagram video message, Jamie wrote the caption, “GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund @GlobalGiving. Texas hang in there. Sending love prayers and finance…. #texasboy.”
In his video, Foxx sent some encouraging words to the people of Texas as well. Check out the rest of his message below…
Today (8-30), more details were announced about the telethon, including that Bun B. had been added to the lineup:
Via TMZ: Bun B and the people behind Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert have jumped on the Hurricane Harvey relief effort by organizing a massive telethon … TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the event tell us, Bun … and the good folks who organized the One Love Manchester show have targeted September 12 for the event, and they have gotten commitments from the major TV networks to run it live in primetime.
As the flood waters in Houston began to recide, here’s the latest on the aftermath:
Via The NYTimes: Officials have reported at least 38 deaths that were related or suspected to be related to the storm. The victims include a police officer who died on his way to work; a mother who was swept into a canal while her child survived by clinging to her; a woman who died when a tree fell on her mobile home; and a family that is believed to have drowned while trying to escape floodwaters in a van.
It’s also beeen reported that as of Wednesday (8-30-17), Harvey, which is now a tropical storm, has now flooded Beaumont and Port Arthur, TX and people have been calling for rescue in those areas:
Via NYT:Tropical Storm Harvey shifted its wrath to the Beaumont-Port Arthur area of Texas, hitting the region with record-breaking rainfall and devastating floods. […] The storm made its second landfall at 4 a.m. Wednesday just west of Cameron, La., near the Texas border, the National Hurricane Center said. Harvey was expected to move northeast, gradually weakening and becoming a tropical depression by Wednesday night.
You can donate to Hurricane Harvey victims at GlobalGiving.com.