These Celebs Are Planning a Telethon to Help Harvey Victims
More stars are stepping up and throwing their weight behind efforts to help those who truly need it
A celebrity-filled telethon is set to air September 12 that will aim to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
The one-hour broadcast will be shown on ABC, CBS, CMT, NBC and Fox.
It will also stream on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The telethon is being organized by Houston rapper Bun B and Scooter Braun, the founder of SB Projects.
Celebrities who are taking part in the telethon thus far include Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, George Strait, Michael Strahan — and many others.
The funds will benefit groups such as United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas, and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
The special will air out of Los Angeles, but will also include stages from New York, Nashville, and San Antonio.
The telethon is only the most recent effort by celebrities to raise money for Harvey victims. Some stars have even taken their efforts beyond fundraising — such as the musicians Joy Villa and Kaya Jones. The two are currently in Texas helping through the organization Mercury One with recovery efforts.
Madison Rising frontman Rio Hiett also announced through Facebook that he was delivering food and supplies to Harvey victims after raising money from fans.
At a time that Hollywood appears to be a more divisive place than ever, it's definitely encouraging to see people of all political beliefs join together in a noble cause.