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Beyonce, Bullock among celebs to donate to Harvey relief

(RNN) - Actress Sandra Bullock announced on Wednesday that she will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

"There are no politics in 8 feet of water," she told People. "There are human beings in 8 feet of water."

Bullock is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have donated to the relief effort, including Houstonian Beyonce.

A preliminary estimate from AccuWeather predicts Harvey could leave behind $160 billion in damage, making it the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart kicked off many of the donations when he issued a challenge to his fellow celebrities on Sunday.

"I'm going to start a real challenge," Hart said in a video uploaded to social media. " I'm challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to follow my lead in donating $250,00 to Hurricane Harvey, to the Red Cross, OK?"

Hart tagged Dwayne Johnson, Beyonce, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and others in the post.

The comedian's crowdfunding campaign for the natural disaster raised nearly $1 million in less than a day. Harvey unleashed more than 50 inches of rain in some parts of Texas and left behind devastating flooding in Houston.

Here are some of the celebrities that have pledged to pitch in:

Leonardo DiCaprio

The Titanic star donated $1 million to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund. The United Way said 100 percent of donations to the fund will go to Harvey recovery. 

Kevin Hart

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Sandra Bullock

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

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The Kardashians

Dwayne Johnson

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Beyonce

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Lady GaGa

Chris Brown

The Chainsmokers

Nicki Minaj

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DJ Khaled

JJ Watt

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