Various Networks to Air 'Hand in Hand' Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon
The entertainment community will come together to help those affected by the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey with the special event telethon Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, to air live Tuesday, Sept. 12, on various networks.
The one-hour special presented by native Houston rapper Bun B with SB Projects founder Scooter Braun will be based in Los Angeles, with stages in New York and Nashville, and with a special performance by George Strait from his San Antonio benefit concert.
Hand in Hand aims to "raise funds, spirits and help rebuild Texas in the wake of his unprecedented devastation," a release for the telethon stated. Proceeds from the event 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).
The broadcast will feature appearances, performances and taped tributes from stars such as George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Tori Kelly, 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, George 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 HandInHand2017.com.
Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief airs Tuesday, Sept. 12, live at 8pm ET, and will replay at 8pm PT on the West Coast. The show will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter starting at 8pm ET during the first broadcast.
ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC will broadcast the event.