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Star-Studded Telethon Set To Air To Help Harvey Relief Efforts: Update

Hurricane Harvey Relief
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With the death toll up to 63 and the cost of damage up to $180 billion, Hurricane Harvey left Southeast Texas ravaged. People all over the country have donated to relief aides and charities, including many celebrities, and they aren’t done yet.

According to Variety and Urban&Stylish, a one-hour telethon to be hosted by Texas-native Jamie Foxx, is set to premiere on Sept. 12. The be benefit named “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, will feature celebrities like Beyoncé, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey to help raise money for victims.

Please please please send a prayer God bless everyone in Texas. We are here for u 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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Other celebrities set to appear live or in taped segments are Tori Kelly, Karlie Kloss, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, and Blake Shelton.

For celebrities from the Houston-area, like Beyoncé, the relief efforts are much more personal. The proceeds from the event will go towards many charities that are providing relief to the victims of the Hurricane, including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

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The special will air live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, CBS, Fox and cabler CMT and will originate from the Universal Studios lot, Times Square, and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

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