Hurricane Irma: Florida part of relief benefit

13 September, 2017, 02:47 | Author: Christian Benson
  • Hurricane Irma's trail of destruction

George Strait, The Black Eyes Peas, Connie Britton, Luke Bryan, George Clooney, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Stephen Colbert, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Fallon, Nicki Minaj, Tracy Morgan, Lupita Nyong'o, Eva Longoria, Jay Leno, Dwayne Johnson, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Darius Rucker, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake and Chris Tomlin.

The telethon will air live coast-to-coast on several networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and HBO. Hand in Hand will be available in the US on ABC, BET, Bravo, CBS, CMT, E!, FOX, HBO, HBOLatino, MTV, MTV2, MTV Live, MTV Classic NBC and Oxygen. The one-hour telecast will air live from the Grand Ole Opry, Universal Studios in California and Times Square in New York City.

It is a telethon fundraiser to help benefit Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims.

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The show will also be streamed internationally via Facebook and Twitter starting at 8 p.m. ET during the first broadcast.

Share this article: Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsA star-studded telethon emanating in part from Los Angeles and meant to raise funds for hurricane victims in the South will be televised Tuesday evening on all four major networks.

Select performances from the show will be broadcast during the Hand in Hand telethon.

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"Whether they lost people or they lost homes, or whatever it may be if you can do something, you should", Braun says. The reason we want people to tune is because we want people to show who we are.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the concert has been expanded to include relief for Florida and the Atlantic islands hit over the weekend.

Multiple charities will receive proceeds from the telethon, including the Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey, United Way of Greater Houston, Feeding Texas, and Habitat for Humanity. Donations will be handled through the Hand in Hand Relief Fund and can be sent via text, phone and online up to an hour after the telethon ends.

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