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Entertainment community comes together to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey with 'Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief' telethon

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Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:25 pm
Participants Include: George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Norah O'Donnell, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, George Strait, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey & Reese Witherspoon
Telethon will air live on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX & NBC
Houston native rapper Bun B has teamed up with SB Projects founder Scooter Braun to present "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief" telethon to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The one-hour special will be based in Los Angeles with stages in New York, Nashville and a special performance by country music icon and Texas native George Strait from his San Antonio benefit concert. "Hand in Hand" will air live on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC on Tuesday, Sept. 12, (8 p.m. EDT, on the East Coast and replay 8-9 p.m. PDT, on the West Coast). The show will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter starting at 8 p.m. EDT during the first broadcast.
"Hand in Hand" is designed to bring the country together to raise funds and spirits while helping rebuild Texas in the wake of this unprecedented devastation. Proceeds from the telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief USA.
The broadcast will feature appearances, performances, taped tributes and messages from some of the nation's biggest stars, including George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Norah O'Donnell, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Blake Shelton, Strait, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, with more to be announced.
Strait, a Country Music Hall of Fame member who is leading the country music world in these efforts, will perform directly from his benefit concert at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre.
Phone lines, text messaging and digital donations will be open at the beginning of the show and will conclude one-hour after the show ends. For more information, updates and a link to donate, visit www.HandInHand2017.com.

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