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Ryan Phillippe matching donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Jenna Dewan Tatum is doing her bit to help feed pets displaced by the natural disaster.

Actor Ryan Phillippe is encouraging people to give what they can to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by matching the first 50 donations made by fans on social media.

The Crash star shared a public service announcement online on Monday (28Aug17), detailing the contact information to make donations to the Red Cross, the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster group, and the City of Houston as relief workers continue to lend a hand to those affected by the natural disaster, which made landfall in Texas on Friday night (25Aug17).

"i will match the next 50 people who donate to one of these 3," Ryan told his Twitter followers. "screenshot & @ me here or on IG (Instagram). use #RPflood so i can find."

Reese Witherspoon's ex-husband also posted a link to the Save the Children U.S. fundraising site, and added, "also here. donate. even just a little."

Within an hour of his initial post, Ryan had already neared his goal.

"you guys are awesome," he exclaimed. "i'm already close to 50 donations! will update at end of day (sic)."

Meanwhile, actress Jenna Dewan Tatum also did her bit to help, sending funds to ensure the pets affected by the hurricane, and the subsequent severe flooding, were taken care of.

"My heart & prayers go out to the ppl (people) & animals of Houston & south TX (Texas)," she tweeted, alongside an Amazon link to purchase pet food for animal charity DaisyCares. "I donated to help. @DaisyCares makes it easy".

They are the latest celebrities to give money to aid organisations - comedian Kevin Hart launched the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge on Instagram on Sunday (27Aug17), calling on his famous friends to join him in donating $25,000 (£19,300) to the recovery efforts, while generous country star and Texas resident Chris Young gave Red Cross officials $100,000 (£77,400) to help the cause.

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