Answering the calls from Kevin Hart and Bethenny Frankel, the Kardashian and Jenner family pledged to donate $500,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief

By Lindsay Kimble
August 29, 2017 12:43 PM
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Challenge accepted.

The Kardashian and Jenner family pledged to donate $500,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas after being called upon by some other famous faces to lend financial aide amid the catastrophic flooding.

“My sisters, mom and I accept your challenge Kev! We will be donating $500 thousand to @redcross and @salvationarmyus today #HoustonStrong,” Khloé Kardashian tweeted early Tuesday, following actor and comedian Kevin Hart‘s Monday challenge to pledge.

“Houston we are praying for you!!” she added.

Kim Kardashian West also posted about the pledge, while matriarch Kris Jenner noted, “@KevinHart4real My daughters and I accept your challenge. We will be donating $500,000 to @redcross & @salvationarmyus today #houstonstrong.”

Hart – who made a donation himself to the Harvey relief – wrote Monday on Instagram that he is imploring “simply anybody right now who’s in a powerful position who can impact this issue through social media. Let’s really try to save some lives.”

In her own social media post, Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel specifically mentioned the Kardashians while aiming to inspire fellow stars to donate.

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Frankel and her charityB Strong pledged to donate $30,000 to the Texas chapters of Dress for Success to help women in crisis following the hurricane, explaining, “Right now Harvey is as much if not more of a crisis than ever.”

She addressed her “female friends and colleagues who are blessed and fortunate as I am,” naming celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Nicky and Paris Hilton and Martha Stewart.

“Girls, women helping women, we help women who can’t help themselves,” Frankel said.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday evening. Since then, it has ravaged the state, leaving millions of people to battle deadly flooding.