Jennifer Garner Hands Out Donations to Children Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The 'Nine Lives' actress pens a touching message after meeting families who have young children at a local school in Houston.

AceShowbiz - Jennifer Garner traveled to the Gulf Coast over the weekend to meet children affected by Hurricane Harvey. The actress, who is on Board of Trustees for Save the Children, visited Hilliard Elementary in Houston to help hand out donations to families who have young children.

The mother of three shared on Instagram a series of pictures from her visit. "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," she wrote.

"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," she continued.

The 45-year-old star also called on her fans to make donations. "The devastation in #Texas continues to grow and my friends @savethechildren are hard at work helping keep kids affected by #hurricaneharvey safe. You can help us reach families in need by texting HURRICANE to 20222 to donate $25 to the efforts. Thank you for the support!" she wrote.

Jennifer Garner was not the only Hollywood star volunteering in the relief efforts in the Gulf Coast. Shortly after the weather cleared, Miranda Lambert and her MuttNation Foundation drove their vans to Texas to help rescue dogs, cats and other domesticated pets displaced due to the natural disaster.

Beyonce Knowles, her Destiny's Child bandmate Michelle Williams (II) and mother Tina Knowles came to St. John's church in Houston and helped serve food to the evacuees. Meanwhile, Janet Jackson visited the people who took shelter at George R. Brown Convention Center.

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