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Hollywood’s brightest stars are uniting to help thousands of hurricane victims in need.
On Tuesday night, the biggest names from movies, TV, sports, music and more took time out of their schedule to participate in Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief.
Broadcast live on all the major networks from Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and Texas, the charity event raised more than $14 million in just one hour. And yes, they are just getting started.
“The elderly need wheelchairs and kids need books and toys so they can continue to dream,” Beyoncé shared in a video message. “Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you are an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn’t matter if you are from Third World or River Oaks, we are all in this together.”
During the one-hour show, Tori Kelly, Luis Fonsi, Usher and Blake Shelton performed inspiring songs for viewers at home. Apple donated $5 million and promised to double the donations made from its employees.
— Hand In Hand ?? (@handinhandfund) September 11, 2017
And star after star pleaded with Americans to make a difference for those in need.
“Tonight we are honored to stand hand in hand with our friends from all over America to help others, Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and wherever help is needed to rise up again,” Faith Hill shared while standing next to husband Tim McGraw.
Selena Gomez added, “If we are going to get through all the storms that confront us, that’s how we are going to do it: Together, hand in hand.”
Take a look at just some of the many stars who showed their support for the important cause in our gallery below.
And by no means is it too late to make a difference and donate. Watch Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief tonight at 8 p.m. on all the major networks.
To donate to the Red Cross’ Hurricane Harvey relief fund, click here.