By now, we are sure you have all heard about the destruction and total devastation that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused. Whole cities and homes full of irreplaceable life-long memories have been ripped apart and precious lives have been lost but while the victims of these tragedies are mourning, the rest of the world is coming together to show their support.
From the moment the storms hit, people have pulled together to show the affected that they are not alone. Whether they have said a prayer for those who are suffering, given a donation or travelled to the badly hit areas to help out with clean-ups, the world has well and truly shown that it cares and that love will always prevail.
That is how the idea of, “Hand In Hand,” came about. The live telethon is aimed at giving support to those who have lost so much in Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma over the last couple of weeks.
Now, there is already lots of buzz about this event online and we want to make sure that you know everything you need to along with how you can help. So we have composed a list of the most relevant pieces of information which we hope you will find quite useful.
Here it is:
What time will the telethon begin?
The, “Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” telethon will be broadcast live on 12th September 2017 at 8pm EST with a replay set be shown at 8pm PST.
Where will the the telethon take place?
Although the telethon will be broadcast live across several different platforms, the actual call centers will be held in locations including Times Square in New York, The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio and in Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
Where can I watch the telethon?
The, “Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” event is set to be broadcast live and commercial-free on networks including ABC, Bravo, CBS, FOX, HBO and MTV, and it will also be live-streamed on AOL, Apple Music, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.
Which celebrities will be taking part in the telethon?
Along with thousands of call center volunteers, a number of celebrities have signed up to participate in the event set to raise money and awareness. The confirmed participants so far include:
Sean “Diddy” Combs
Robert De Niro
Marcia Gay Harden
Zion & Lennox
More celebrities are expected to be added to the line-up as the event nears.
The telethon will also feature a performance from Texas with George Strait and Friends.
How can I donate to the cause?
If you want to offer some help and support to those in need then there are many ways in which you can do so. The easiest way is to donate as much or as little as you can directly to the Hand In Hand Hurricane Relief Fund which you can do right now by clicking here.
Or you can wait and donate during the live telethon, which you are more than welcome to do. Phone lines and text messaging information will be available at the start of the event.
All of the proceeds from the telethon will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund, the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, the Save the Children foundation, Direct Relief and Feeding Texas.
More information is available on the Hand In Hand website which you can find by clicking here.
Will you be donating during the telethon, or have you already done so? Let us know on Twitter at, @CelebMix.