'Hand in Hand' telethon fundraiser for hurricane relief

'Hand in Hand' telethon fundraiser for hurricane relief

'Hand in Hand' telethon fundraiser for hurricane relief

You can see the program that begins at 8 p.m. right here and is being streamed all over the world.

Scores of celebrities and the biggest names from movies, TV, sports, music- like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Justin Bieber, Beyonce Knowles and Oprah Winfrey- gathered on Tuesday for 'Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief'. He recalled meeting a woman who was returning to her destroyed home in Houston.

"Natural disasters don't discriminate", said Beyonce.

Actors, athletes and musicians like Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyoncé, Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber jumped at the chance to help. Within 48 hours of trying, they reached agreements with the television networks to carry the event.

Check out more photos from the telethon below! "People want a sense of unity", Braun said. Journalists Matt Lauer and Norah O'Donnell will also participate. The program featured many A-List celebrities who gave performances, special messages or volunteered their time answering calls in the Verizon Phone Bank. Other entertainment figures have already stepped up to help flood victims in the past week.

Check out a couple highlights from the telethon (below) and if you wish to donate to the cause yourself, y'all can do so by calling 1-800-258-6000 or donating $25 by texting "GIVE" to 80077.

By early Wednesday morning, tallies from Hand in Hand, a Benefit for Hurricane Relief reported an estimated $44 million had been raised.

The event will air from Los Angeles and will have stages from NY and Nashville, Tennessee. The governor made the announcement at a press conference in San Antonio promoting the Hand In Hand Telethon featuring George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Chris Stapleton and several other guests.

"Neighbor helping neighbor without stopping to think about race, religion or anything else. if we're going to through all the storms that confront us, that's how we're going to do it: together, hand in hand", said Texas native Selena Gomez.

He continued, "Through the proceeds raised, we will rebuild the Lone Star State and make it greater than ever before".

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