Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock donate to Harvey relief, benefit concerts planned

In step with fellow Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock, who donated $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Leonardo DiCaprio has done likewise.

United Way Worldwide, which is a private charity organization that fights for health, education, and stability internationally, confirmed that every dime donated to Leo's fund will go toward helping those affected by the natural disaster.

"United Way's Harvey Recovery Fund will provide much-needed help for the communities along the Gulf Coast where lives have been changed forever", Gallagher added. "Responding to Hurricane Harvey requires the best of all of us - and that's what this gift represents". DiCaprio's contribution acts as "the inaugural donation to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund", according to Variety.

This isn't the first time DiCaprio's organisation has lent a helping hand to others in past disasters - money was lent to the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the 2010 quake in Haiti and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Prior to the $1-million donation from DiCaprio's foundation, Sandra Bullock donated $1 million to the American Red Cross, while Rachael Ray's foundation donated $1 million to animal rescue efforts stemming to the hurricane. "It just really makes me just really upset", the singer, 24, said, her voice shaking.

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"At first we were afraid, we were petrified, Kept thinking Texas couldn't live in floodwaters this high, We know you spent plenty of time preparing for this hurricane, Who could have known that it would come with so much devastating rain, But we will strive, And you'll survive", she sang in the video.

FEMA director, Brock Long, called Harvey the worst disaster in the whole Texas history.

The storm made landfall in Texas on Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane and lingered as a tropical storm over the weekend.

Kevin Hart challenged more celebrities to donate to the hurricane relief efforts after he offered $25,000 to help those affected by the storm.

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