Hollywood and Country collide tonight (Sept. 12) when top stars come together to raise money to help all those affected by hurricane’s Harvey and Irma.
The relief benefit, “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” was originally set up for relief from those affected by Hurricane Harvey, but it has been expanded to include those that were hit by Hurricane Irma, soon after Harvey hit. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25 and devastated the South Texas area. Hurricane Irma followed closely behind, doing damage to the west coast of Florida and it’s surrounding areas, including the Keys, on Sept. 10.
Here are the details you need to know about tonight’s telethon:
The event will air live on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET (Will re-air at 8 p.m. PT on the West Coast)
Viewers can watch the benefit on multiple networks that will be airing the benefit, including ABC, E!, NBC, MTV, CBS, FOX, CMT, HBO, Oxygen and Bravo. You can live-stream the event via AOL, Huffington Post, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo and Twitter.
Who: Those scheduled to appear include Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Matthew McConaughey, Connie Britton, Gwen Stefani, Nicole Kidman, Beyoncé, George Clooney, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Drake, Hilary Duff, Jourdan Dunn, Jimmy Fallon, Jamie Foxx, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Kate Hudson, Dwayne Johnson, Joe Jonas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Karlie Kloss, Matt Lauer, Jay Leno, Zion & Lennox, Jared Leto, Eva Longoria, Rob Lowe, Tracy Morgan, Norah O’Donnell, Gerardo Ortiz, Chris Paul, Tyler Perry, Dennis Quaid, Questlove, Jeremy Renner, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, David Spade, Michael Strahan, Barbra Streisand, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, Chandra Wilson, Rita Wilson and Reese Witherspoon. Including a live performance finale with George Strait and friends.
Where: The telethon will be coming to you from four locations—New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and San Antonio.
How to Donate: Supporters can call 1-800-258-6000 to donate by credit card. Viewers can also have the option to make a $25 donation to the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund by simply texting “GIVE” to 80077 on their mobile phones. Phone lines will be open at the beginning of the broadcast and remain open indefinitely after the broadcast concludes. Text and digital donations will be accepted for several days after the broadcast. Donations will be accepted online at Hand in Hand website.
Proceeds: Proceeds from the night will support charities including Rebuild Texas Fund, ASPCA, 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 Inc.