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Kevin Hart Challenges Celebrities to Donate $50,000 To Houston

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LOS ANGELES - JUN 10: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart at the Central Intelligence Los Angeles Premiere at the Village Theater on June 10, 2016 in Westwood, CA (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Kevin Hart posted on Instagram on Sunday to challenge some of his celebrity friends including, Jay-Z and Beyonce, to donate to Houston relief organizations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's devastation over the weekend. While other celebrities have already reached out in support of Texas, Hart took it one step further, by not just devoting some of his own resources to the cause, but asking others to do the same. Jay-Z, who has become known for his public service works, has a history of supporting businesses and speaking out against injustice. Also, his wife Beyonce has built a reputation of giving back to the community, including providing clean water to impoverished mothers in Burundi, Africa. As a result, I do not see the celebrity couples backing down.

In the Instagram video, Hart says, “I think we’ve participated in a lot of challenges on the internet, some meaningful, some meaningless. But we’ve all done ’em. I’ve been a person that’s partaken in several of ’em. At this point, I’m going to start a real challenge. I challenge The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Seinfeld, and I think when you do it, you all should tag somebody else.” On Monday, he issued a follow-up post on Twitter promising that he would be providing a donation link shortly. “My heart hurts for Houston and I truly want to help,” he added, before dropping the real bombshell, that he was increasing his donation to $50,000, and expecting others to do the same. He signed off with final words of comfort for the residents of Houston: “My prayers are with you, Houston… Stay strong & keep your faith.” What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.