Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in decades, killing at least two, flooding thousands of homes and causing damage reminiscent to that of Katrina 12 years ago, with FEMA administrator Brock Long telling CNN the agency is "gearing up for the next couple years." With the National Weather Service calling the situation unprecedented and "beyond anything experienced," the U.S. Coast Guard conducting urban search and rescue in Houston and more rain still to come, people are volunteering to help in rescue operations and pitching in wherever possible.
Comedian Kevin Hart asked his famous friends with ample financial means to join a donation daisy chain he began Sunday evening. "I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the Internet, some meaningful some meaningless," Hart said in an Instagram video. Hart urged eight famous friends — The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Seinfeld — to donate $25,000 each and to call on others to pitch in as well, in order to supply much-needed resources (boats, dry shelters, hygiene kits and food, among many other supplies needed) to those on the ground.