In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, celebrities and organizers have come together to plan Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief.
Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville, the telethon will raise money to help with various hurricane relief funds and will feature the talents of countless musicians, comedians, and actors. The telethon takes place Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.
Following the fallout of Hurricane Irma swiftly on the heels of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the telethon changed its name to include funds for victims of both massive storms. Houston rapper Bun B organized Hand in Hand with Scooter Braun.
“The Hand in Hand Hurricane benefit has now made arrangements and is prepared to expand its beneficiaries from the September 12th telethon to also include those who may be affected by Hurricane Irma in addition to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are prepared to help in any way we can,” organizers wrote on the telethon’s website.
If you’re eager to share your dollars or want to tune in, we’ve prepared a handy guide for you.
Where can I watch the telethon?
There are many options for viewing the live telecast. It will air live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, Univision, BET, CMT, E!, MTV, HBO, and Oxygen. The broadcast will re-air on the same networks at 8 p.m. PT. It will also stream live on AOL, Apple Music, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Beats 1, andthe Huffington Post. For those who prefer to listen to the broadcast, Sirius XM, iHeart Media, and Westwood One will also stream it.
Who will appear on the telecast?
The lineup for the telethon is star-studded, but highlights include Beyoncé, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Karlie Kloss, Rob Lowe, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, Barbra Streisand, and Reese Witherspoon.
Drake, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, and Dave Matthews are just some of the musicians taking part in the telecast, though it’s unclear whether they will perform or simply deliver a special message for viewers.
Country legend George Strait is set to close the show with a special live performance finale via satellite from his own benefit concert in San Antonio. Many stars, including Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio, have already donated money to help hurricane victims, while Fall Out Boy plan to donate all proceeds from a Houston tour date to Harvey relief efforts.
How can I donate, and where does my money go?
Information will be available throughout the broadcast, but supporters can make donations via phone, text messaging, or online throughout the broadcast and up to one hour after the telethon ends.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to participating charities assisting in relief efforts. Beneficiaries of the telethon include the Rebuild Texas Fund, ASPCA, Best Friends, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas, Feeding Florida, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, and United Way.