Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm when it first made landfall in Texas.

We have all seen the photos of the flooding. We've seen highways that have flooded so high that the water above them has waves.

We've seen people standing on rooftops, people riding boats between houses, and heard the horrifying stories of people who were swept away by the water.

Celebrities have heard this, too, and they have been using their considerable platforms and their own personal resources to help with the relief effort.

As climate change continues to destabilize what were once more temperate weather patterns, these "500 year storms" will be coming more and more frequently.

Many believe that we need a better coordinate governmental response when these disasters strike. It's good to hear stories of private citizens acting as heroes, but it's better if they never have to.

In the mean time, however, boat owners have been taking time off of work and traveling with their boats towards Texas where they hope to help distribute supplies and reach people who are still stranded.

Celebrities are donating money to the relief effort, but some stars are doing even more.

1. JJ Watt

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JJ Watt’s relief fundraiser had an initial goal in the six digits. It has currently raised over $ 10 million and the amount continues to clim as donations pour in.

2. Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez

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J Lo and A-Rod have each donated $ 25,000. They have also used their celebrity status to encourage their followers to donate to the Red Cross.

3. DJ Khaled

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In addition to sending his prayers to the people of Houston, DJ Khaled has also donated $ 25,000 to aid those ravaged by Harvey.

4. Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj announced that she was donating $ 25,000 when she shared Kevin Hart’s message.

5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson donated $ 50,000 and shared Kevin Hart’s plea.

6. Kevin Hart

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Kevin Hart is said to be the first major celebrity to donate, putting up $ 50,000. He’s also encouraged other celebrities to do the same.

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