Wilmington Verizon call center will participate in nationwide hurricane telethon

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The one-hour special will be based in Los Angeles with stages in New York, Nashville and San Antonio, where George Strait will be doing a benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre. Dustin Lynch's September 12 concert in Dallas is not a part of the Hand in Hand telecast, although it is a benefit concert for Hurricane Harvey relief. Live streaming options will be available in both the U.S. and internationally via AOL.com, Apple Music, ATTN:, Facebook, HuffPost, Twitter, YouTube and Yahoo.com starting at 8:00pmEDT during the first broadcast.

"One morning it just hit me - this is a national disaster", said Bun B, a Houston native.

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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. Norah O'Donnell of CBS This Morning will also participate. No fewer than seven charities will benefit from funds received, including the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Feeding Texas and Comic Relief USA.

The telethon will air on each of the four major broadcast networks in ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS; in addition to Bravo, E!

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A Benefit for Hurricane Relief today announced additional beneficiaries in the wake of Hurricane Irma's devastation.

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. The reason we want people to tune is because we want people to show who we are.

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