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The first family of reality TV is joining the growing list of celebrities donating to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In a tweet on Tuesday, Kim Kardashian West announced that she, her mother Kris, and her sisters will be pledging $500,000 to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
“My sisters, mom and I accept your challenge Kev!” Khloe Kardashian tweeted on Tuesday.
Hart’s hurricane relief fund had raised more than $300,000 at time of writing.
The reality stars follow some of the biggest names in entertainment who’ve stepped up to support the cause. Beyoncé announced in a statement that she’s working with BeyGOOD, her philanthropic initiative, to help as many people as possible affected by the storm; Lady Gaga tweeted that she was “making relief donations”; Katy Perry, during her hosting gig at the Video Music Awards, urged viewers to donate to the Red Cross.
The storm brought a record amount of rainfall to Texas—nearly 50 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Officials say at least nine people have died as a result of the devastating storm, and warn that upwards of 30,000 people will be displaced.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates the recovery will take years.