Oprah, Beyonce, Clooney To Lead Telethon
Celebrities including Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey among others will appear in a one-hour telethon set for Sept. 12 that will raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief.
Titled “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief”, the telethon will air live at 8 p.m. ET across ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and cabler CMT in a roadblock fashion. Country superstar George Strait will appear on the telecast in concert from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas. The telecast will originate from the Universal Studios lot, Times Square and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
Reportedly, the proceeds will be distributed to a range of charities aiding recovery efforts in Houston, as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The organizations include the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.