Many musicians are offering prayers and condolences to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which reportedly left at least five dead and many more injured across the Gulf Coast of Texas over the weekend. Taking to Instagram on Monday (Aug. 28), Drake addressed the catastrophic floods caused by torrential rains and offered help from a distance.
“We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused,” said Drizzy. “I am praying for the safety of all those affected. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years.
“Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible,” he continued. “I also want to thank all the men and women of service and volunteers for their courageous efforts to help people in need. I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way.”
Drake isn’t alone in these sentiments. H-Town’s Paul Wall also offered to bring aid. “My thoughts and prayers are with everybody affected by the hurricane. Be strong, pray hard. We will overcome this,” he tweeted. “We are planning some hurricane relief events right now. If you want to help in our hurricane relief contact [email protected]”
Houston native Travis Scott tried to help by providing contact information for emergency responders, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Houston American Red Cross. Meanwhile, Beyoncé posted a black-and-white pic of a torn Texas flag with the caption: “TEXAS YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.”
The natural disaster is worthy of great concern, according to the National Weather Service. “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” read a tweet on Sunday. “Follow orders from officials to ensure safety.”
Additional information regarding the American Red Cross is available here.