Drake is calling on everyone to do their part.
Hurricane Harvey has continued to wreak havoc on multiple cities and towns in the state of Texas, most notably Houston. Historic flood levels have left several people dead and tens of thousands of people forced from their homes in the wake of this storm. President Trump has already signed an emergency disaster declaration for Texas, as per a report from The Washington Post, and Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards is asking the White House to do the same for his state, which could be pounded by two feet of rain in the coming days. It's a crisis situation that isn't getting better in the short term, which is why many celebrities from the hip-hop world are doing everything they can to help and calling on everyone else, famous or not, to do their part and give whatever they can.
One of those who is speaking out in the effort to help those in Houston specifically is Drake. Having recently completed another tour of duty in the city hosting Houston Appreciation Week, the Canadian rapper took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message with his followers. He said that, even though he's overseas after performing at Reading Festival yesterday (August 27th), he's got the victims in Texas in his heart. He added that he's "working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible." Check out his full statement below.
"We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused. I am praying for the safety of all those affected. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible. I also want to thank all the men and women of service and volunteers for their courageous efforts to help people in need.
I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way."
Drake also listed a bunch of helpful numbers, including the Red Cross and the Houston Help Line, so that those who wish to get involved can do so with ease. You can check those out below as well.https://www.instagram.com/p/BYVP8q4DVVq