Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donates $1 million to Harvey recovery

Devastating A man stood outside a home in Port Arthur Texas on Wednesday as more than 30,000 people evacuated to shelters as floods continue to envelop Houston and its surrounds

A pair of Oscar winners, Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio, are leading the way in stars' donations to relief efforts for those affected by Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical depression, in Texas and Louisiana - but they're not alone, with music world figures announcing benefit concerts in the works.

Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest Hollywood star to donate money to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Singer Rita Ora got involved as she was pictured on Wednesday at a donation centre in Dallas, Texas, helping to box up items for victims left homeless by the storm. United Way Worldwide will give all of the proceeds to the Harvey Recovery Fund.

The non-profit foundation United Way reassured the public that all donations to its newly created fund are going to reach the points that Hurricane Harvey impacted. "Responding to Hurricane Harvey requires the best of all of us - and that's what this gift represents", the fund's president and CEO Brian Gallagher said.

Beyoncé is also doing what she can to help her hometown of Houston. Kardashian West wrote that she will be donating $500,000, with her mother and sisters.

In a statement, she said, "There are no politics in eight feet of water".

Global fuel prices rise as Harvey's effects ripple beyond US Gulf
Harvey caused considerable damage and flooding in Texas and is now moving into Louisiana, where further floods are anticipated. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at US$46.35 per barrel at 0155 GMT, down 9 cents from their last close.

Sandra Bullock also recently donated Dollars 1 million to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

Kevin Hart made an appeal for more celebrities to donate after pledging $25,000 (£19,350) to the fund. The singer also said $3 from each ticket from her October 3 show in NY would go to Harvey relief. Y'know, my grandma's sitting here, my mom's here and I go home to my seven dogs and if I didn't have that anymore, it'd just be really hard.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the second-highest paid actor in the last financial year, matched Hart's donation and encouraged his Instagram followers to "donate a buck or two to our Houston families in need".

The most recent death-toll for Harvey was 31, the number set to soar as water levels across the Huston area recede.

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