Dave Matthews and More Added to All-Star Hurricane Relief Telethon
Sep 14 2017
Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida are estimated to have caused between $150 and $200 billion in damage, but now some of the biggest stars in America are coming together for a telethon - "Hand in Hand" - to help do something about it. Spreading love and positivity, Knowles ends with "Natural disasters don't discriminate ..."
All those in attendance at the event, which took place across New York, Los Angeles and Nashville, also manned the phones, taking donations from millions watching across the United States. "So tonight we come together in a collective effort to raise our voices, to help our communities, to life our spirits, and heal". Additionally, the NBA Players Association donated $500,000 and offered to match any player's donation up to $20,000.
"Hand in Hand" will simulcast live on ABC, BET, Bravo, CBS, CMT, E, Fox, HBO, iHeartMedia, MTV, NBC, Oxygen, SiriusXM, Univision and Westwood One, along with AOL, Apple Music, Beats 1, Facebook, HuffPost, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube at 7 p.m. Oklahoma time.
The hour-long "Hand in Hand" telethon, which aired across broadcast, cable and digital platforms on Tuesday night, raised more than US$14 million (NZ$19 million) during the live broadcast. Later in the evening, Brad Paisley, Darius Rocker, Demi Lovato and CeCe Winans collaborated on "With A Little Help From My Friends" (the Joe Cocker version).