Drake has put his money where his mouth is and has pledged to donate $200,000 to the ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Houston.
Earlier this week, the 6 God announced on his Instagram account that he will be helping the victims of the catastrophic storm get back some normality in their lives. Drake often called Houston his second home and usually spend a lot of time in that city whenever he is in the U.S. After seeing the devastation on TV, the rapper immediately gets in action with his team to figure out how he can help.
Drake is among a long list of big names in hip hop that has pledge large sums of money to the relief effort in Southeast Texas. So far artists like Diddy, Nicki Minaj, T.I., and Chris Brown have all pledged to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars. In a video message posted on his Instagram, Drake sends his love to the people of Houston and let them know that he is keeping them in his prayers.
“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,” the More Life rapper said. “To the brave men and women that have assisted in aid, relief, and rescue, your actions are truly heroic. My good friend, J.J Watt, started a fund raising effort through YouCaring and I’ve donated $200,000 towards it.”
NFL superstar J.J. Watt has started his Houston Flood Relief Fund to which Drake and some other 100,000 individuals have donated more than $10 million so far. Other rappers like Lil B have indicated other ways where they will help the people of Houston. He said that he will be giving away free verses to local Houston rappers throughout the month of September.