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Hurricane Harvey has affected many people over this past week; Tyler Perry wants to donate to Joel Osteen. Tyler Perry is donating a total of $1 million to Hurricane Harvey for relief funds. Of that $1 million, he wants to donate $250,000 to Joel Osteen’s church in Houston.

This is the same church- Lakewood Church- that has been plagued with controversy earlier this week. Joel Osteen denied to open the megachurch (16,000 seats), but there was no exact explanation. From Facebook, people were saying it might have been flooded and inaccessible.

“I was trying to find the right charity to donate to because in the past, I have given millions and millions of dollars to charities and was just really disheartened to find out the money I had given didn’t actually get to the people. I know there’s been controversy about Joel Osteen and him not opening the doors of the church Joel and Victoria are amazing people, there’s no way they would lock people out of the church or not let people seek shelter. There were some safety concerns, and I spoke to them on the phone and it all made perfect sense to me. So before you just run and judge someone real quick, you need to know the whole circumstances”, Perry stated in a Facebook video on Thursday.


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