Drake Donates $200,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Drake gives to Houston. After pledging to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Toronto rapper has donated $200,000 to relief efforts.

Taking to Instagram, Aubrey Graham delivered a message of hope for H-Town, his home away from home. “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,” he said. “To the brave men and women that have assisted in aide, relief, and rescue, your actions are truly heroic.”

Drake chose to donate his $200,000 via a fundraising page set up by his friend, Houston Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt. “The journey to rebuilding is going to be a long one,” added Drake. “So anything you can give is greatly appreciated.”

Many other celebrities, including Chris Brown, Beyoncé, The Rock, Kevin Hart, and Nicki Minaj, have also donated towards relief in the Gulf Coast of Texas, which has been devastated by catastrophic floods, where at least 39 people have died. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers find more bodies underwater.