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Ellen DeGeneres pays emotional tribute to victims of Texas Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres has shared an emotional dedication to victims of the Texas hurricane and flooding.

The TV talk show host gave her support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in a new video shared on Twitter.

The hurricane has seen many families’ homes ruined, particularly in Houston, America’s fourth largest city.

At least 10 people have been killed and many more injured after more than 30 inches of rain descending on parts of the state.

TOPSHOT – People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston (Photo: THOMAS B. SHEA/AFP/Getty Images)

In the video, Ellen says: “Because of Hurricane Harvey a lot of people in Texas have lost their homes.

“The city of Houston has been the hardest.

“I know people want to help,” she says. “I would like to help.”

Ellen revealed that she has been so moved by the natural disaster that she is donating $50,000 of her own money to the Red Cross and charity SPCA in a bid to help victims.

People walk through flooded streets as the effects of Hurricane Harvey (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Ellen Show is donating an additional $25,000 to help Red Cross efforts.

Captioning the video, Ellen wrote: “Texas, I love you. #HoustonStrong.”

Americans wishing to donate to the cause can do so by texting “Harvey” to 90999 to automatically donate $10.

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