After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and impending damage from Hurricane Irma, many are wondering how they can take part in the relief for the victims.
On Tuesday, September 12, many of your favorite celebrities will take place in "Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief," and raise money for hurricane survivors in a telethon airing on BET. During the telethon, you can make a personal donation that will go directly to aiding and rebuilding the areas hit hardest.
Apple customers with an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC running iTunes can donate directly through the App Store and iTunes. All donations from Apple and those made through the app store and iTunes will go directly to hurricane relief efforts.
"On behalf of everyone at Apple, our hearts go out to the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the many more still bracing for Irma's impact," Apple's CEO Tim Cook told PR News Wire. "We applaud Hand in Hand for bringing together people from all over the country to help one another at a time when so many desperately need it. In addition to Apple's direct contribution to the relief and recovery efforts, we're making it easy for anyone in the US to make their own donations to Hand in Hand through the App Store and iTunes."
Digital, text and phone donations will also be accepted. Call 1-800-258-6000 to make a toll free donation in the U.S. and Canada with a credit card. During the telethon, viewers can also make a $25 donation to the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund by simply texting “GIVE” to 80077 on their mobile phones.
Phone lines will open at the beginning of the broadcast and remain open indefinitely after the broadcast concludes. Text and digital donations will be accepted for several days after the broadcast. For more information on donations, visit www.HandInHand2017.com.
The "Hand in Hand" benefit will include appearances, performances, and taped tributes from the following:
The one-hour, commercial-free special will air live on Tuesday, September 12, 8:00 p.m. EST on BET. The telethon will replay on the West Coast at 8:00 p.m. PST.
(Photo: via Hand in Hand)