Harvey relief: Sports teams, celebrities, other businesses help out

HOUSTON – The world is coming out to support Texas, and particularly Houston, as Harvey rages through our area.

Former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush released this statement of support: “Barbara and I are in Maine, but our hearts are in Houston. We are praying for all of our fellow Houstonians and Texans affected by Harvey, and truly inspired by the flotilla of volunteers -- Points of Light all -- who are answering the call to help their neighbors. We salute them, the first responders, and the local elected officials for their grit and determination in the face of this extraordinary storm. This we know: Houston, and Texas, will come together and rebuild."



Here are some of the reactions and signs of support from throughout the U.S.:

Nikki Haley:

JJ Watt:


Hilary Duff:



Kevin Hart:



President Trump:



Gov. Greg  Abbott:



Dak Prescott:


Miranda Lambert:




Ellen DeGeneres:

Chris Brown:


DJ Khaled


Wendy Williams:

Kandi Burruss: 


The Houston Texans and the energy company Anadarko have each donated $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund to help those impacted by Harvey.

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has pledged $10 million and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane will donate $4 million.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will commit $2 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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