Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to the Red Cross relief fund, to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, the relief organisation confirmed.
Elizabeth Penniman, vice president of Communications for American Red Cross national headquarters, told People, “This is an incredible gift. We’re so thankful. It’s times like this when we do receive such an incredible amount of support. Especially during times of disaster, people see what’s happening in Texas and our hearts all go out to them.”
“Having someone like Sandra Bullock make this kind of commitment, it helps bring people together and open their hearts and be even more generous,” Penniman added.
The Oscar winning actress, who has a home in Texas and is a long-time supporter of the American Red Cross, is encouraging others to help those affected by flooding and the destruction caused by hurricane Harvey.
The 53-year-old actress expects that the disaster wrought by Harvey should bring all Americans together although the country may be politically polarised.
The Gravity star said, “There are no politics in eight feet of water. There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
“I’m just grateful I can do it. We all have to do our part,” she added.
More Hollywood celebrities including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay Z, and Beyoncé joined the actress to donate $25,000 to help out. Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, as well as DJ Khaled, pledged $25,000 each.