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Hand In Hand A Benefit for Hurricane Relief

A string of stars including Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber will help raise money for hurricane relief efforts tonight in a Hand in Hand telethon set to broadcast on all broadcast networks, Bravo, E!, MTV, Oxygen, HBO, BET and CMT.

Houston rap artist Bun B and Hollywood talent manager Scooter Braun organized the event. Livestreamed versions of the broadcast will also be available via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Huffington Post and AOL starting at 8 p.m. EST. "It's personal for me because it's home to me, it's in my city, but it's a national disaster".

Proceeds will benefit United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas, Feeding Florida and the ASPCA.

The "Hand in Hand" telethon will originate from Los Angeles but also will feature stages in NY and Nashville, Tennessee.

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The broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. will feature appearances, performances and tributes from celebrities, including Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton, among others.

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and three more entertainers with country music connections have been added to he massive Hand in Hand benefit concert benefiting hurricane victims.

Funds raised from the Telethon will go to several organizations including the Rebuild Texas Fund, which was established by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation in partnership with the OneStar Foundation.

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