- Title: Beyonce, Clooney, Streisand to headline Harvey telethon Sept. 12
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 29, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS ACTRESS REESE WITHERSPOON WITH DAUGHTER AVA AT PREMIERE FOR 'HOME AGAIN' (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, REESE WITHERSPOON, SAYING: "I mean it's just heartbreaking and devastating what's going on in Houston right now and I've been really working with a lot of people to try and come up with ways people can give back so stay tuned. There's going to be a lot of rebuilding going on in Texas after the rain starts but it's incredible seeing the American people galvanizing like this, really rising up to take care of each other and I think that's what America's all about."
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 00:58
- Keywords: celebrities Reese Witherspoon hurricane Harvey relief Beyonce Barbra Streisand George Clooney Telethon
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES/VENICE, ITALY
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES/VENICE, ITALY
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA0036XBNK1Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Singer Beyonce and actor George Clooney will headline a telethon to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has displaced more than 1 million people in Texas, organizers said on Tuesday (September 5).
"Hand in Hand," a Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, will air live on Sept. 12 from Los Angeles, New York and Nashville on broadcast networks ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC as well as cable music channel CMT and digital platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The broadcast, which will air live on the U.S. East Coast at 8 p.m. EDT (midnight GMT) and replay on the West Coast at 8 p.m. PST, will include musical performances, taped messages and live appearances from a host of celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, actors Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts, and singers Barbra Streisand, Blake Shelton and George Strait.
The telethon will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas, United Way and Direct Relief.
Harvey, which came ashore on Aug. 25 and became the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, has killed more than 60 people, displaced more than 1 million others and damaged some 203,000 homes in a path of destruction stretching for more than 300 miles (480 km). It has caused damaged estimated as high as $180 billion.
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