Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki team up with other CW stars for Hurricane Harvey relief

Hurricane HarveyTo call much of this past week devastating would be an understatement, as Hurricane Harvey has taken away many lives. For those who have survived, it’s also clear that their lives won’t ever be the same.

There is no way to compensate for or overwrite some of what the people down in Houston and the surrounding area (Rockport, Port Arthur, and other cities) have been through; we grew up in Texas and lived there for more than twenty years, so to see much of this happen there is beyond devastating. Texans are a strong people, and we know that many of them will fight back and rebuild — they’re also a humble people, though, and sometimes we all need to go the extra mile in order to ensure that they are cared for.

This is one of the reasons why we’re glad to see so many people from different walks of life, whether it be politicians, businessmen, celebrities, or even just ordinary folks, giving their money and their time. In the video below, you can see the stars of many different CW shows doing their part to help raise awareness and give back to those who are suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s damage. For many of these performers, you can see that the struggle is very much personal. Both Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki of Supernatural call Texas home when they’re not working in Vancouver. Meanwhile, there are so many other actors with the network that have deep personal ties with the state. That’s why it is great to see people from The Flash (Grant Gustin), Arrow (Emily Bett Rickards), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Valor, and so many other shows at the network all coming together in an effort to have all of us be the heroes to the people in need. The link in the tweet below is a good resource for people out there who are interested in helping.

In the end, don’t worry about how much you have to give or comparing it to any other donations that are out there — any little bit helps, and will be appreciated on the other side. Sometimes, you don’t always realize the importance of charity and giving until you are at a point in which you need it. With these shows not on the air yet, taking to the internet is likely the best way to get the word out there.

For those of you who are safe and recovering down in Texas

Rally around those around you and try to stay safe. We know that for some out there, TV can be a source of comfort. We can’t even tell you how many times over the past few days we’ve seen tweets from people talking about how watching various shows with their friends and family has given them a welcome respite and a moment to breathe in the wake of the surrounding chaos. We think about this medium from so many angles at the site, but one of the biggest ones to remember is that TV is a unifier. It brings us all together.

Our thoughts go out to everyone who is still battling Hurricane Harvey. Stay strong. (Photo: The CW.)

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