You can almost always count on those the Trump administration dismisses as “the Hollywood elite” to come through following any disaster on American soil. A-listers such as Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Blake Shelton and Oprah Winfrey will headline an hour-long telethon, reminiscent of the one that took place shortly after 9/11, is being planned to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey and will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT and stream live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Organized by Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects, the concert will also benefit numerous organizations, including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief. The telethon will air from Los Angeles and there will be performance stages in New York and Nashville.
Other notable celebs including George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Kelly Rowland, George Strait, Reese Witherspoon are set to participate with taped or live messages.
Watch Bruce Springsteen, one of 45’s most vocal critics, perform at the 9/11 telethon below.