Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Eva Longoria are among the stars who have reached out to the victims of the devastating tornado in Missouri and started fundraising to help aid efforts.
A powerful twister ripped through the city of Joplin on Sunday (22May11), destroying whole communities and claiming the lives of more than 110 people.
The news sent shockwaves through Hollywood and teenage pop star Bieber was among the first to send his sympathies to Joplin residents, writing in a post on Twitter.com, "Just heard about the devastation in Missouri... My heart goes out to everyone there and their families. My prayers are with you."
Perry also wrote about the tragedy and urged fans to donate to the Red Cross relief efforts: "Please Text Redcross to 90999 to donate $10 to Joplin Relief, or directly call them at 314 969 8655. Pray for Joplin."
Rocker Bret Michaels and pop star Pink also passed on details of the donation scheme, while Longoria writes, "God bless everyone in Joplin... My prayers are with you."