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Entertainment Community Comes Together to Help Those Affected

September 5, 2017 

ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY WITH ‘HAND IN HAND: A BENEFIT FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF’ TELETHON 

Participants Include: George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Norah O’donnell, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, George Strait, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey And Reese Witherspoon With More To Be Announced 

The Telethon Will Air Live on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC 

Houston native rapper Bun B has teamed up with SB Projects founder Scooter Braun to present “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” telethon to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The one-hour special will be based in Los Angeles with stages in New York, Nashville and a special performance by Country Music icon and Texas native George Strait from his San Antonio benefit concert. “Hand in Hand” will air live on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT, on the East Coast and replay 8:00-9:00 p.m. PDT, on the West Coast. The show will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT during the first broadcast.

“Hand in Hand” will bring the country together to raise funds, spirits and help rebuild Texas in the wake of this unprecedented devastation. Proceeds from the telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief USA.

The broadcast will feature appearances, performances, taped tributes and messages from some of the nation’s biggest stars, including George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Norah O’Donnell, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Blake Shelton, Strait, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon with more to be announced. Strait, a Country Music Hall of Fame member who is leading the country music world in these efforts, will perform directly from his benefit concert at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre.

Phone lines, text messaging, and digital donations will be open at the beginning of the show and will conclude one-hour after the show ends. For more information, updates and a link to donate, please visit www.HandInHand2017.com.

The “Hand in Hand” broadcast will be produced by SB Projects and Den of Thieves with Scooter Braun, Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman, Allison Kaye, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager serving as executive producers. Additional executive producers are Chris Choun, and Lee Lodge with Jordan Brown, Penni Thow and Barb Bialkowski serving as co-executive producers. 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

www.HandInHand2017.com

OFFICIAL HASHTAG:

#HandInHand

LOCATIONS:

NEW YORK: Times Square

LOS ANGELES: Universal Studios

NASHVILLE: The Grand Ole Opry

SAN ANTONIO: Majestic Theatre

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers for the Television Critics Association’s press tours. The tours take place twice a year in Beverly Hills/Pasadena.