Sandra Bullock is helping out the victims of Hurricane Harvey in a big way. The actress has pledged $1 million dollars to the Red Cross relief effort in order to help those who have been impacted by the devastating storm, the organization confirms via People.
Bullock, who has a home near Austin, TX, is urging people to come together and help in any way that they can, regardless of political beliefs. "There are no politics in eight feet of water," says the star. "There are human beings in eight feet of water."
At over 51 inches, Hurricane Harvey has caused the highest-recorded rainfall in the continental U.S. from a tropical storm, and it's still continuing to rain. "It’s been a tragic weekend, and unfortunately, the worst is yet to come," says Brad Kieserman, vice president of Disaster Services and Logistics for the Red Cross. “We are beginning a massive relief effort.”
For Bullock, she's happy to do her part in helping the organization provide for people in need. “I’m just grateful I can do it,” she says. “We all have to do our part.”
To donate to the Red Cross, click here.
UPDATE: It seems that Bullock's charitable tendencies are not limited to Hurricane Harvey relief. On Wednesday, E! News reported that since 2001, the actress has given $5 million to the Red Cross to help in the aftermath of various natural disasters. This means that Bullock has now given more than $6 million over the years to charities specifically dedicated to helping after disasters. Pretty cool if you ask us. If you're feeling inspired by Bullock, donate to the Red Cross using the link above.