By Annie Reuter
Over the weekend, Texas was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, which brought torrential rain and winds to the state. The category four storm was weakened to a tropical storm by Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t lessen the devastation to impacted towns throughout Texas. Many areas were flooded and some people who ignored recommended evacuations died.
Artists, including Beyoncé, Drake and Lady Gaga shared their prayers for Texas while others, including Chris Young, who has a home in the state, urged people to donate to the Red Cross. Young set up a GoFundMe page to which he pledged $100,000 to the Red Cross to help the victims affected by the hurricane.
Lady Antebellum were set to play a show in Houston, Texas before Hurricane Harvey negated those plans. Instead, the country trio played a street concert in Dallas and donated all of the merchandise proceeds to hurricane relief.
Other celebrities addressed the seriousness of the storm, pleading with those within the hurricane’s path to keep safe.
See all the posts below.
Praying for Houston what a special place. Making relief donations and sending ❤️.—
xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) August 27, 2017
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.
Texas, you are in my prayers. #Harvey—
Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) August 25, 2017
Texas, we are thinking about you and we love you and we're here for you. Be safe. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️—
Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 25, 2017
Texas has been hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. I’m donating $100,000 to relief efforts and hope you will join me.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…—
(@ChrisYoungMusic) August 27, 2017
Last show tonight of our European tour. Headed home tomorrow and praying for my home state. I love you Texas. 🙏🙌🏻—
Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) August 27, 2017
Sending love to my home state. Sit this buckin' bronc, y'all! 😬 twitter.com/space_station/…—
K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) August 26, 2017
Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) August 25, 2017
If you are in the path of #HurricaneHarvey, please be safe and know the whole country is thinking of you.—
Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 25, 2017
COMMON (@common) August 28, 2017