Lady Gaga may not be in the best health, but that didn’t stop her from helping Hurricane Harvey victims. The singer got down and dirty on Sunday with Team Rubicon and her Born This Way Foundation to do some demolition work at a Houston home.
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Selena Gomez may not have been vocal about her compassion for hurricane victims in Houston and Florida, but the singer broke down in tears on Tuesday night. During a live hurricane relief telethon, Selena told the story of the seven members of late Selena Quintanilla’s family who lost their lives which hit home for the singer.
“August 27, seven members of the Saldivar family tried to escape the rising flood waters,” Selena said. “I come from Grand Prairie, about 250 miles away from the Saldivar’s home. Their story affected all who heard it, and, no matter who we are, the differences we have suddenly did not seem to matter,” the singer tearfully said.
The story of the family may have struck an emotional chord with the singer, but it surely didn’t make her give up a night partying at New York Fashion Week. Nor did it push her to travel to her Texas hometown to help the victims like Beyoncé or Demi Lovato.
Watch Selena’s emotional plea and the “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” below.
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Justin Bieber was one of the biggest names at “Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” on Tuesday night. The star-studded telethon featured celebrities talking to folks who wanted to donate to aid effort for people struggling after hurricanes smashed into Houston, Texas and much of the state of Florida.
Justin was more than just a famous face at the event, though. It gave him a chance to stand alongside some other religious leaders to introduce an interfaith prayer for the people of Houston and Florida.
“I’m super grateful to be part of this cause,” Justin said on air. “We don’t want you guys to just watch, we want you guys to be a part of this and donate, whatever you can, it doesn’t have to be much — just whatever you can possibly give.”
Beyoncé and Demi Lovato were already putting their money where their mouths were when it came to relief for the city of Houston. Beyoncé was looking after her hometown following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Dallas native Demi stepped up, alongside her pals Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas, to start a fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank.
But sending thoughts, prayers and dollars wasn’t enough for either, so they each headed to Houston. Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, documented her daughter touring the city serving up hot meals at churches and community events.
Meanwhile, Demi was caught on video helping bag up supplies in Houston. She joined forces with the Houston Food Bank, a bunch of helpful children and Kevin Hart to help out on the ground. According to one report, Demi has already donated $50,000 and 50,000 water bottles.
Check out videos of Bey and Demi in Houston below.
(Photo credits: Beyoncé and Demi Lovato Instagram accounts)
Opening their checkbooks just isn’t enough for Beyoncé, Oprah and other millionaire celebs who will be hosting a telethon. “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey,” is the brain child of Houston rapper Bun B and Scooter Braun in an effort to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relied using the help of their rich friends.