Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey Set For Hurricane Harvey Telethon ‘Hand In Hand’
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/6/2017, 11:22 a.m.
Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey are among the celebrities set for a one-hour telethon on Sept. 12 to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey.
“Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” will air live at 8 p.m. ET across ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and cable channel CMT. The telecast will originate from the Universal Studios lot, Times Square and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
The telethon was organized by Houston rapper Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman and music manager Scooter Braun’s SB Projects. Bun B, Braun and Allison Kaye will serve as executive producers along with Den of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager.
Proceeds from the event will be distributed to a range of charities aiding recovery efforts in Houston, which was ripped apart last week by the storm and widespread flooding left in Harvey’s wake. The organizations include the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Other stars set to appear in live or taped segments include Jamie Foxx, Tori Kelly, Karlie Kloss, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, and Blake Shelton.
The death toll from Harvey has hit 63, according to CBS News. Tens of thousands of people in the southeast Texas region have been displaced from homes that were damaged or destroyed after days of torrential rain and winds.