He’s the king of the world … and charitable donations.
Leonardo DiCaprio, through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, has pledged $1 million as the inaugural donation to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation,” United Way Worldwide president and CEO Brian Gallagher said. “Responding to Hurricane Harvey requires the best of all of us — and that’s what this gift represents.”
United Way Worldwide, the largest privately funded nonprofit organization, announced that all proceeds of the Harvey Recovery Fund would go directly to recovery efforts.
- If you’re looking to donate to the relief efforts, click here
Ellen DeGeneres, who has already pledged $50,000 of her own money, presented a $1 million check courtesy of Walmart to J.J. Watt’s fundraising initiative. Watt, a star defensive lineman for the Houston Texans, has raised over $10 million for those affected by the storm, according to his crowdfunding page.
“Walmart is on track to donate over $20 million in cash and supplies to Hurricane Harvey relief,” DeGeneres told Watts via FaceTime during a taping of her show. “But, that is not all. Walmart is also donating $1 million to J.J.’s relief effort right now.”
Also during a taping of “Ellen,” Miley Cyrus pledged $500,000 to the cause.
Thank u @TheEllenShow !!!! We need to do ALL we can to bring Hope 2 Houston! Happy Hippie foundation is now taking donations! 🌻🌻🌻 love!!!!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 31, 2017
Earlier this week, Sandra Bullock donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established the Greater Houston Community Foundation to accept tax-deductible flood-relief donations. Click here to donate.