- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

HOUSTON (AP) - Celebrities including Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears are spreading the word about a campaign to help three Houston children seriously injured and orphaned by a deadly car accident earlier this month.

Bieber and other celebrities encouraged their fans via Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday to donate to the “Show Your Hearts” campaign. The money raised from the campaign, which began Wednesday, will go to a trust fund set up to care for the children.

The July 2 accident in West Texas killed the children’s parents and paralyzed 8-year-old Aaron and 9-year-old Peter, who are now being treated in Chicago. Their 6-year-old sister was also injured.

The Houston Rockets on Wednesday also announced a campaign to raise money for the children.