Benefit concert, telethon for hurricane victims will air on KCBD NewsChannel 11

14 September, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Kelly Sanders
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The King of Country, George Strait, will hold a media briefing Tuesday afternoon at the Majestic Theater prior to performing tonight at "Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief".

Hand in Hand's text-to-donate campaign, online and donations by phone will begin at the top of the show and will conclude an hour after the show ends.

During the show, Stephen Colbert said Apple Inc had donated $5 million, which the comedian quipped, "is also the price of the new iPhone".

Organized by Scooter Braun and Houston rapper Bun B, there will be more than 2,000 call center volunteers stationed throughout the country taking donations. The telethon will simultaneously be streamed live via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, AOL, Huffington Post and Yahoo.

ABC News reported that the event, which was initially meant to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, was later extended to reach out to the victims of Irma as well.

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Notable actors who participated in Hand in Hand, a Benefit for Hurricane Relief include Robert DeNiro, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Steve Buscemi and Dennis Quaid.

There were additional musical performances from Dave Matthews in NY and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Los Angeles, while live from Nashville, Brad Paisley, Demi Lovato, Darius Rucker and Cece Winans performed The Beatles classic "A Little Help from My Friends". "My hope is that, with this, we inspire people in our industry and in other industries to do something also".

King George brought out Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen for a massive performance of "If It Wasn't For Texas".

Did you tune in to the Hand in Hand, a Benefit for Hurricane Relief? . With proceeds going to charities like Rebuild Texas Fund, ASPCA, Best Friends, Direct Relief, Feeding Florida and Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children and United Way.

Say what you want about our celebrity-obsessed culture, but sometimes stars put their fame to good use.

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