Beyoncé, Oprah, Jamie Foxx, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and more are coming together to aid Hurricane Harvey victims with a one-hour telethon on September 12. “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” will air at 8 p.m. ET across several networks and proceeds will go to “a range of charities aiding recovery efforts in Houston,” Variety reports. United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief are all among the organizations included.
The telecast, reportedly Scooter Braun’s idea, is set to air from three locations—the Universal Studios lot, Times Square, and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. King of Country George Straight is slated to appear in concert at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio and other celebrities set to make an appearance include Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Kelly Rowland, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, and more.
On Monday, September 4, CBS reported that the Hurricane Harvey death toll bumped to at least 63. “Many of those deaths confirmed in 11 Texas counties happened when people were caught in quickly rising floodwaters or lost control on water-logged roads, emergency management officials said. Six family members including four children were killed when a van they were riding in was swept into a bayou as floodwaters rose in Harris County,” the site explains, adding that power outages caused many indirect deaths as well.
Tune into “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” next Tuesday on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and/or CMT. Our prayers are with you, Houston.