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It’s been difficult to see all of the devastation caused to the great state of Texas by Hurricane Harvey. But the results have been a great unification of Americans who have turned to help their neighbors. Folks like us and superstar celebrities have all opened their hearts and their pockets to lend a hand. And sweet Miley Cyrus did both when she sat down to chat with her pal Ellen DeGeneres.




During her recent appearance on Ellen’s hit daytime talk show, the host put a spotlight on Miley’s Happy Hippie Foundation, for all of the good things they have done. She then pointed out that Miley had donated $500,000 to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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As the young pop star graciously accepted the audience’s applause, she turned to speak and could no longer hold back her emotions. “I can’t really talk about it,” she said, crying. “I don’t know why it makes me so upset. It just really makes me upset.”

Composing herself a bit, she continued, “I really hope people know, I couldn’t fake it. My grandma is sitting here and my mom’s here and I go home to my seven dogs. If I didn’t have that anymore, it would be really hard. I’m really happy to help any way that I can and I hope people understand and can put themselves in those people’s shoes and just know what it feels like to have everything taken away from you.”

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Miley joins a long line of celebrities, including country stars Chris Young, George Strait and Alan Jackson, and professional athletes like Houston Texans’ JJ Watt, who are stepping up to help the Lone Star state.

Hurricane Harvey, which was recently downgraded to a tropical storm, is finally making a much welcome exit from Texas and is showering the southeastern part of the U.S. with significant rainfall.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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