Harvey Relief Telethon

(Pictured above: George Strait)

The Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon will stream live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube next Tuesday, September 12, from 8 to 9 pm ET. The benefit will simultaneously air on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC, with a taped broadcast scheduled for 8 pm PT.

Houston native rapper Bun B has teamed with SB Projects founder Scooter Braun to organize the benefit, which will be based in Los Angeles, with stages in New York and Nashville. There will also be a performance by country musician and Texas native George Strait from a San Antonio benefit concert.

Scheduled celebrity 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, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

Proceeds will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct ReliefFeeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.

Phone lines, text messaging, and digital donations open at the beginning of the show and will conclude one-hour after the show ends. For more information, streaming updates and a link to donate, visit HandInHand2017.com.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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