Here's How Beyoncé, Drake, And Oprah Are Coming Together To Help Victims Of Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

Here's How Beyoncé, Drake, And Oprah Are Coming Together To Help Victims Of Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

And how you can take part in "Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief" telethon airing September 12 on BET.

Published September 11, 2017

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

The "Hand in Hand" benefit will include appearances, performances, and taped tributes from the following:

  • Anthony Anderson
  • Bun B
  • J Balvin
  • Beyoncé
  • Justin Bieber
  • Connie Britton
  • George Clooney
  • Andy Cohen
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Sean “Diddy” Combs
  • Terry Crews
  • Billy Crystal
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Robert De Niro
  • Drake
  • Hilary Duff
  • Jourdan Dunn
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Richard Gere
  • Tom Hanks
  • Marcia Gay Harden
  • Faith Hill
  • Kate Hudson
  • Joe Jonas
  • Catherine Zeta -Jones
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Karlie Kloss
  • Matt Lauer
  • Jay Leno
  • Zion & Lennox
  • Jared Leto
  • Eva Longoria
  • Rob Lowe
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Tim McGraw
  • Tracy Morgan
  • Norah O’Donnell
  • Gerardo Ortiz
  • Chris Paul
  • Tyler Perry
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Questlove
  • Jeremy Renner
  • Julia Roberts
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Adam Sandler
  • Travis Scott
  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Blake Shelton
  • David Spade
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Jon Stewart
  • Michael Strahan
  • George Strait
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Kerry Washington
  • Chandra Wilson
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Rita Wilson
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • With more to come!

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.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: via Hand in Hand)


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