Sandra Bullock donates $1M for Harvey relief

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Actress Sandra Bullock is pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey - donating $1 million to the Red Cross relief effort, the relief organization confirms.

"I'm just grateful I can do it". "It's been a tragic weekend, and unfortunately, the worst is yet to come".

Harvey, which initially battered the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, has become one of the most devastating storms in American history, dumping almost 50 inches of rain in some parts of South Texas and causing widespread flooding throughout Houston.

Since Thursday night, Harvey has brought more than 25 inches of rain to portions of Texas and is expected to bring another 10 to 20 inches of rain through Thursday, creating more flooding, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday morning.

People can give directly to the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund by visiting www.uwtc.org/harvey and clicking the "Give Now" button or scanning the QR code from the posters.

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Bullock is no stranger to helping those in need.

Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastated South Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in the days ahead. Sutter Health announced it was giving a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross Gold Country Region to support disaster relief efforts across Texas. "We are beginning a massive relief effort".

Kroger is joining forces with the American Red Cross to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

"There are lots of ways to help and I urge everyone in western Kentucky to keep the people of Texas, our first responders and volunteers in your prayers", Rowe said.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé is working with her local pastor to extend help. After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, for example, reports cited relief agencies not knowing what to do with the piles of clothing and other unsolicited items pouring in. However, as members of a much larger community that needs our help, we stand ready and willing to do our part. Training will include orientation and onboarding for new Red Cross volunteers, as well a comprehensive overview of Red Cross relief operations during large-scale disasters. "Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster".

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