Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Culture | By Marion Pratt

Watch the Hurricane Relief Telethon Live Stream

Watch the Hurricane Relief Telethon Live Stream

Bun B, a Houstonian and lecturer at Rice University, said he was trying to organize a local event through his contacts and recognized that Harvey was a broader tragedy.

"Natural disasters don't discriminate", said Beyonce. "The destruction of these storms brought entire states and island nations to a standstill, flooded our cities, small towns, and destroyed countless homes". He enlisted the help of Braun, who has worked with Usher, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and others, to tap into his Hollywood contacts.

A-list celebrities came together to donate and collect money for the cause. People want to give.

The hourlong special, live from Los Angeles with stages in NY and Nashville, will include performances, appearances, and taped messages from Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Drake, Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, and more.

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For those still at home, it was already too late to escape the wrath of what could be the worst hurricane in storm-prone Florida. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville says storm surge flooding exceeds the record set in 1965 during Hurricane Dora.

According to NBC News, celebrities including Beyonce, Justin Bieber, George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey were among those participating in the hourlong telethon, ultimately raising over $14 million for those in need. "But we can help provide the next step for them [the hurricane victims]".

The event is sponsored by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Verizon, Apple, Albertsons Companies Foundation, Merck and Paypal and is a program of Comic Relief, Inc.

Beyoncé gave an firm plea to viewers tonight during the Hand in Hand hurricane relief telethon to benefit those hurt by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

The event will air from Los Angeles and will have stages from NY and Nashville, Tennessee.

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George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Chris Stapleton are among the artists featured at the telethon, which starts at 7 p.m. central time Tuesday at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio.

"When love goes into action it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no sexual preference or political persuasion-it just loves…Anyone who believes there's no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent", the sight-impaired living legend said.

As the show drew to a close, host Billy Crystal revealed that US$14m had been pledged in the hour alone.

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More than 270,000 customers of Duke and other utilities had been reported without power in the Carolinas Monday evening. CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said the severity of the storm surge depended on which side of the storm Tampa was on.

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