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Ellen DeGeneres Donated $1 Million To High School Athletes Affected By Hurricane Harvey

April 18, 2018 13:31

There are many reasons to love Ellen DeGeneres. She's hilarious. She's charismatic. She can out dance anybody out there, and she's pretty awesome at hosting her talk show.

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But above all the reasons mentioned above, DeGeneres' generosity is what makes us hold her near and dear to our hearts.

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Hurricane Harvey in Texas

Hurricane Harvey is tied with Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area.

Ellen DeGeneres donated 1 million dollars

The talk show host surprised Rockport-Fulton High School students on the Ellen Show with the news that she and the Lowe’s Heroes program was donating $1 million to rebuild the school’s gymnasium that was utterly destroyed during Hurricane Harvey.

The show traveled to the area to interview the girls’ volleyball team about their post-Harvey life and how much the gym, a hub of the town’s only high school, meant to them.

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She is making this world better

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This is not the first time the generous talk-show host has donated to Hurricane Harvey relief.

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Last August, she pledged $50,000 of her own money to help the victims, and she presented a $1 million check courtesy of Walmart to J.J. Watt's crowdfunding initiative.

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Ellen has used fame as a platform to encourage human compassion and support the worthy causes of many charities, organizations, and individuals on her famous talk show.

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Whether it's donating $1 million to natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey or full-ride scholarships to deserving teenagers, it's hard not to love what DeGeneres is doing with her platform.

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