Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio Donate 1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims
Because of the tragic events currently taking place in Texas, many celebrities are making donations in an effort to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio have each given a large sum of monetary assistance to extend a helping hand. These two stars have showed great support for not only this disaster, but many in the past as well.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated $1 million dollars to United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, which is a newly established fundraising organization. United Way Worldwide will give all of the proceeds to the Harvey Recovery Fund. The nonprofit was eternally grateful for DiCaprio’s assistance during this difficult time.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation,” said United Way Worldwide president Brian Gallagher. “Responding to Hurricane Harvey requires the best of all of us, and that’s what this gift represents.”
DiCaprio also donated to disaster relief funds in the past. In fact, he provided monetary assistance for the victims of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Sandra Bullock also donated $1 million dollars to the American Red Cross in support of the victims of Harvey. According to People, Bullock made a short statement to encourage other people to do their part.
“There are no politics in eight feet of water,” she says, “there are human beings in eight feet of water.”
Over the years, Bullock has donated over $5 million dollars to help those in need in past natural disasters, much like DiCaprio. Bullock donated $1 million to 9/11 relief efforts and another $1 million to help victims of the tsunami in Indonesia in 2004. Moreover, she donated yet another $1 million to the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina.
“I’m just grateful I can do it,” Bullock modestly told People. “We all have to do our part.”