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© 2017 by Cynthia Sanchez

A Benefit for Hurricane Relief: George Clooney, Cher, and More

September 13, 2017

A variety of celebrities teamed up to raise more than $14.5 million during Tuesday’s Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, which is a telethon fundraiser that was created to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

 

As stated by People, “Stevie Wonder kicked off the one-hour commercial-free special with a performance of “Lean On Me” accompanied by a choir while Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx gave opening remarks.”

 

Celebrities were shown live from phone banks in some of our major cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles and Nashville. Hurricane Harvey and Irma created major damage to Texas and Florida—with a death toll of approximately of 85, according to the New York Times.

 

The hour-long special aired live on numerous networks, such as Bravo, CBS, E!, ABC, Fox, and NBC. To donate to the Hand in Hand Fund, call 1-800-258-6000 or text GIVE to 80777.

 

Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @beautyisacyn!

Image Source: Getty / Kevin Mazur/Hand in Hand

Celebrities:

  • Oprah Winfrey

  • Sofia Vergara

  • DJ Khaled

  • Lupita Nyong’o

  • Bruce Willis

  • Nicki Minaj

  • Justin Bieber

  • George Clooney

  • Cher

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Al Pacino

  • Robert De Niro

  • Jay Leno

  • Gwen Stefani

  • Dennis Quaid

  • Tom Hanks

  • Rita Wilson

  • Diddy

  • Kerry Washington

  • Julianne Moore

  • Karlie Kloss

  • Kate Hudson

  • Justin Timberlake

  • Sam Smith

  • Uzo Aduba

  • Gwen Stefani

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones

  • Jamie Foxx

  • Reese Witherspoon

  • Nicole Kidman

  • Luke Bryan

  • Julia Roberts

  • Hilary Duff

  • Kelly Rowland

  • Tim McGraw

  • Faith Hill

  • David Spade

  • Adam Sandler

  • Craig Robinson

  • Sterling K. Brown

  • Jeff Dunham

  • Meghan Trainor

  • Maria Shriver

  • Jared Leto

  • Josh Gad

  • Billy Crystal

  • Josh Groban

  • Marcia Gay Harden

  • Jeremy Renner

  • Chace Crawford

  • Barbra Streisand

  • Stephen Colbert

  • Tyler Perry

  • Ryan Seacrest

 

 

Performances:

  • Usher + Blake Shelton: “Stand By Me”

  • Luis Fonsi + Tori Kelly: “Hallelujah”

  • Darius Rucker + Demi Lovato + Brad Paisley: “Lift Up Your Hearts”

  • Miranda Lambert + George Strait: “If It Wasn’t For Texas”

  • Dave Matthews: “Lift Up Your Hearts”

 

 

Speeches:

  • Beyoncé

  • Dwayne Johnson

  • Drake

  • Taraji P. Henson

  • Selena Gomez

  • Will Smith

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