The Kardashians. Picture: Instagram

The Kardashians have donated $500 000 (R6.5 million) to the relief effort for Hurricane Harvey.

The family's matriarch Kris Jenner took to Twitter to reveal herself and her daughters - Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner - have pledged the hefty amount to help the victims of the natural disaster currently sweeping over Texas.

She wrote on Twitter: "My daughters & I are donating $500k to Houston disaster relief to help those affected by #HurricaneHarvey #RedCross #SalvationArmy (sic)"

It comes soon after Beyoncé vowed to "help as many" people as possible following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

She said in a statement: "My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help."

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Kevin Hart had previously taken to his Instagram account to ask his celebrity friends for help for his Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge, whilst also donating $50,000 of his own money.

He said: "Serious moment right now, I've just caught up to speed with everything going on in Houston with Hurricane Harvey and this s**t is unbelievable. I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the internet. Some meaningful, some meaningless, but we've all done 'em. 

 

"At this point I'm going to start a real challenge. I'm challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to donate $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey, to Red Cross. This is a serious matter. The people are in bad shape and they need help. I'm going to lead the charge and step up this way. I challenge The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Seinfeld, and I think when you do it you all should tag somebody else.

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