Since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in August, resulting in dozens of lost lives and hundreds of thousands of properties destroyed, many have donated their time and funds to help with hurricane relief efforts. Multiple celebrities have generously donated $1 million including Tyler Perry, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Degeneres, and President Donald Trump.
Other celebrities have also created funds for the public to contribute to including comedian Kevin Hart and NFL star J.J. Watt. Watt has made major headlines for the outcome of his fund, which has currently raised over $20 million and is still rapidly growing.
Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show,” recently announced that their American talk show will also be donating $1 million to J.J.’s Watt’s hurricane relief fund. He made the exciting announcement on Tuesday, September 5th following Labor Day weekend.
Fallon stated, “Last week, we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas. But in the face of this tragedy, we saw good. We saw communities banning together, neighbors helping neighbors, strangers helping strangers, so many heroes...[including] J.J. Watt from the Houston, Texans who has raised over $18 million to provide food, water, and supplies to the victims.”
He continued, “I’m proud to say that our show, 'The Tonight Show,' is donating $1 million to J.J.’s fund. Thank you, J.J.”
Following Fallon's big announcement, he also introduced a gospel choir to sing a very powerful song dedicated to the heroes and those struggling in Houston. The talented choir sang, “Lean on Me.”
Watch the video below for more information. Please continue to pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
In other breaking news, Florida is not the only state preparing for Hurricane Irma. Another U.S. state recently declared a state of emergency in response to the Category 5 hurricane.