Beyoncé, Barbra, Blake and Oprah to Host Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon
Next week, the stars are coming out for a really good cause, to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour benefit telethon to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
It will air on five major US networks and streamed on social media next Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard time. It will air on tape delay on the West Coat at 8:00 pm.
Organized by Houston rap artist Bun B and found of SB Projects Scooter Braun, the telethon will air on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and CMT and streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Other celebs to appear include George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Kelly Rowland, George Strait, Reese Witherspoon, Matt Lauer and Norah O’Donnell.
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon will benefit several organizations, including 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 telethon will air from Los Angeles, but there will be stages in New York and Nashville, Tennessee as well.
Oprah tweeted: “Maya always said that God put a [rainbow] in every cloud. The [rainbow] is seeing our country at its finest. People helping one another. #HurricaneHarvey.”
Affecting her hometown of Houston, Beyoncé released a statement promising to help with her foundation BeyGood. She said, “My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help.”
The Montrose Center, Houston’s LGBTQ community center, is still accepting donations. It started an “LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund” raising money for its employees and those community members hurt by Harvey.