George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Matthew McConaughey, and Beyoncé Sign on for Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon

Celebrities join previously announced entertainer Jamie Foxx for the Sept. 12 benefit event

August 31, 2017
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Some of the world’s biggest celebrities have joined forces to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Adam Sandler, and Beyoncé are among those who have signed on for “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief.” They join previously announced entertainers Jamie Foxx, Michael Strahan, and Kelly Rowland.

Organized by Houston rapper Bun B and music manager Scooter Braun—who produced Ariana Grande’s recent Manchester benefit—the hour-long event will be broadcast from Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York, and will simulcast on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and CMT at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 12. The relief special can also be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Other Hollywood A-listers set to appear include Karlie Kloss, Ryan Seacrest, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Blake Shelton, Justin Bieber, Barbra Streisand, Robert De Niro, Drake, and the Black Eyed Peas. Additionally, there will be a musical performance from country legend George Strait’s San Antonio benefit concert. Other guests and musical performers are expected to be announced in coming days.

Foxx, a native Texan and recent Stern Show guest was one of the first celebrities to join the effort. “Just wanted to let everyone in Texas know that we got you. From a fellow Texan, my heart goes out, my prayers go out. I’ve given $25,000 to GlobalGiving,” he said in a video (below) posted to Instagram last week. “So make sure you check that out.”

Proceeds from “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” will benefit multiple charities. Get more information on the telethon and on donating to the relief effort here.

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