Celebrities are coming to the aid of those devastated by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. While many give privately and without much fanfare, a few donations have attracted some attention, including a couple with ties to North Carolina.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson didn’t go to N.C. State, but he’s been very vocal about his attachment to the Wolfpack football team and his desire to “suit up” to help out his old college roommate and teammate, Kevin Patrick, N.C. State’s new defensive line coach. Johnson was challenged by his “Central Intelligence” co-star Kevin Hart to donate and responded with $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
Local college coaches have also pitched in. The University of Houston Cougars basketball coach Kelvin Sampson asked for his fellow coaches around the country to send T-shirts and sneakers to the college, and coaches at N.C. State, UNC and Duke all responded. The clothing will be distributed to people in the Houston community. N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts tweeted a photo of 30 pairs of sneakers and two dozen shirts headed to Houston.
Other celebrities making headlines for their donations include Ellen DeGeneres, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, the Kardashians and Jennifer Lopez.