A whole slew of A-listers have been generous with their time and their money to help out during the hurricanes in Houston and Florida.
Millions of people across the country have generously given money, time, and even space in their homes to those impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey—and celebrity moms like Kristen Bell, Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, Bethenny Frankel and Janet Jackson are no exception.
Bell was in Orlando to film her new comedy movie Like Father when news of Irma's change-of-path first hit and she was suddenly forced to hunker down and brace for the storm at Walt Disney World's Swan resort.
Last run to the store for #irma hurricane holdover prep while bracing down in orlando- we didn't have the option to leave so here we are. Just doing our best and trying to stay positive but cautious, and trying to help those who need help prepping. Every person i passed today was assisting someone else- #neighborshelpingneighbors - it was beautiful to see. Sad that a hurricane has to bring out the best in everyone- but happy that the community will be holding hands through this. Im grateful to Gary and the team at @swandolphin in epcot for helping us feel safe while we get through this together.
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While there, the actress went into full-on hero mode—first, by "literally saving" her Frozen co-star Josh Gad's entire family:
So @kristenanniebell literally saved my parents and my entire family tonight from #hurricaneirma . When they were stranded in Florida, she got them a hotel room at her hotel in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece and nephew. They don't make them like this girl. Thank you Kristin. You are truly an angel sent from above. And thank you @ewablueeyes for bother her when I asked you not to!!!!
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Then by entertaining the rest of her senior hotel-mates while they hoped for the best:
There are a few thousand senior residents who evacuated to our hotel. We are gonna make lemonade outta Irma as best we can and I'm fueling up the only way I know how in order to call a few hours of BINGO! #irma #hurricaneirma
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And then she stopped by one of the shelters to perform a few of the songs from Frozen for those waiting out the storm there.
Clearly this is one bighearted star who is living up to her Instagram bio tagline: "Be kind. Do good. Spread joy."
Meanwhile, at the same time over in Houston, celebrity moms Beyonce and Janet Jackson were busy making stops at area shelters that housed thousands of flood victims.
Houston native Beyonce helped serve meals to Harvey survivors:
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While Janet Jackson toured the city with the mayor and visited evacuees at one of the largest shelters, before performing at her previously-scheduled concert.
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Jennifer Garner was also in Houston on Friday, where she paid a visit to Hilliard Elementary to join Save the Children in handing out donations. But while she was there, she later explained on Instagram, it was the young kids who ended up inspiring her.
Today I was inspired by the huge hearts in Texas. There is a generosity of spirit that gets lost in political rhetoric, but-- people come together in a time of crisis. You know what’s beautiful? Children look for light. Terrifying things have happened to these kids in the past couple of weeks, but they don’t want to dwell on those stories. They want to tell you that their neighbor’s puppy was found. That they saved their mother’s life by throwing her a rope when the flood water overcame her and now she’s ok. That they all celebrated when power came back on. We have to protect our kids and we have to learn from them.
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Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel made the trip down to Houston on Saturday, after raising money and supplies via her B Strong Foundation in partnership with Dress for Success.
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The reality star met with 200 Dress for Success volunteers to hand out clothing a necessities like toothbrushes, socks bras, underwear and gas cards to more than 500 women and their families:
Had an overwhelming and humbling experience with the @dfshouston team and volunteers in Houston yesterday. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Thank you for all of your help and donations. Please continue to donate at the link in my bio. There is still so much to do. Florida, you are in our hearts, as well. ❤️ #THISISACRISIS #BSTRONG #stillworkingfortexas #dressforsuccess For more info on our day in a Houston go to: http://people.com/tv/bethenny-frankel-helps-houston-hurricane-harvey-photo/
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Bravo, mamas! You are all inspiring women who truly understand what it means to give back. Thank you for taking action and being ready and willing to serve. The world could use more celeb role models like all of you!
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more.