Drake Pledges $200k to Houston Relief Efforts
Hurricane Harvey may have subsided, but the effects of the natural disaster are still alive and well.
At least nine people have died as a result of the catastrophe, and Drake has decided to donate $200,000 to relief efforts in Houston.
Early Thursday, the “Started From the Bottom” musician officially added his name to a growing list of notables who are coming forward to provide financial aide to those in need.
Billboard reports that Drake’s heavy donation will go through J.J. Watt’s Youcaring fundraiser.
“To the resilient people of Houston and the entire state of Texas, I would like to send you all of our love and all of our prayers,” Drake said in an Instagram video posted on Thursday. “To the brave men and women that have assisted in aide, relief, and rescue, your actions are truly heroic. My good friend J.J. Watt started a fundraising effort through Youcaring and I’ve donated $200,000 towards it.”
“The journey to rebuilding is going to be a long one, so anything you can give is greatly appreciated,” he said.
Way to step up, Drizzy.