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With Texans still reeling from the aftermath of crippling cold weather, several big named individuals have stepped up to aid their fellow Americans. Houston native Beyoncé teamed up with Adidas and Bread of Life through her nonprofit BeyGood to provide relief aid.

After announcing the start of her fundraising effort Thursday evening, AOC tweeted that $1 million had been raised within four hours.

The contributions received by Ocasio-Cortez will be split among five organizations across the state of Texas, including the Bridge Homeless Recovery Center in Dallas, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition in Austin, the Houston Food Bank and Feeding Texas, a statewide hunger-relief charity.

Houston native and world-renowned songstress Beyoncé has teamed up with Adidas and Bread of Life through her nonprofit BeyGood, to provide money to those suffering as a result of the storms.

Beyoncé provided a link to the disaster relief assistance fund on her website, where individuals in need can apply for aid.

Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Pierre Desir donated 10,000 meals to the Houston Food Bank earlier this week, and the Dallas Wings, a WNBA basketball franchise, has partnered with the American Fidelity Foundation and OurCalling and will match all donations up to $6,000. 

Actress Reese Witherspoon asked her 2.9 million Twitter followers to donate to Houston Mutual Aid and, by Thursday, the organization announced it had been so overwhelmed by contributions it asked potential donors to hold off for a short time so they could process requests for those who need funds.


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