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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:58 AM

Telethon raises $44 million for Hurricane Harvey, Irma relief

Source: raw story




13 Sep 2017 at 12:41 ET



A celebrity-packed telethon for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma raised some $44 million, organizers said on Wednesday, after more than 130 stars including George Clooney, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber joined forces to sing, man the phones or appeal for donations.


The hour-long Hand in Hand telethon, which aired across broadcast, cable and digital platforms on Tuesday night, raised more than $14 million during the live broadcast.
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Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storms on record, ravaged several islands in the northern Caribbean, killing at least 60 people. It barreled into the Florida Keys on Sunday, where 90 percent of homes are believed to be destroyed or heavily damaged.

Beyonce, appearing.............................
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The telethon aired from New York, Nashville and Los Angeles, where Stevie Wonder kicked off the event singing “Lean On Me,” with a gospel choir as stars such as Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand and Cher clapped along while sitting at their phone stations............................

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/telethon-raises-44-million-for-hurricane-harvey-irma-relief/



Thanks to all.






FILE PHOTOS: A combination photo shows singer, songwriter Beyonce Knowles in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. on May 2, 2016 and actor, producer George Clooney in Toronto, Canada, September 12, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz and REUTERS/Fred Thornhill/File Photos

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:02 PM

1. It was amazingly Star packed

BTW talk radio is on a hate loop today. I heard almost verbatim the same thing from the local morning idiot to you know who just now.

Attack Stevie Wonder
Attack Beyoncé
Go back to attack Kanye West for 2005.

Gee they all have something in common.

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:14 PM

2. Nice beginning, need this every week for at least 3 years...

Let's call it 'Donate Now'

And the 2-3 trillion offshore monies that destroyer corporations have should be repurposed for relief efforts

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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:49 AM

3. A feel-good publicity stunt, IMO

Maybe a thousandth of what will be needed.

The actual impact will be running up the public debt even further.

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