‘Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief’ Sees Stars Call for Unity: ‘Natural Disasters Don’t Discriminate’

Variety | 9/12/2017 | Joe Otterson
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The “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” telethon brought together stars from all forms of media to raise money for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The star-studded phone bank for the event included: Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Barbara Streisand, Jay Leno, Craig Robinson, Miles Teller, Jared Leto, Jeremy Renner, Josh Gad, Cher, Justin Bieber, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Sofia Vergara, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Tyler Perry, and many more raising money for the homes and lives destroyed in places like Houston, Texas, and the Florida Keys.

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In addition, many stars provided video messages of love and support for the victims of both storms. Iconic singer Beyoncé, a native of Houston herself, said in her message, “Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Jewish or Muslim, rich or poor…We’re all in this together.”

Action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also sent in a video message in which he shared his family’s own experience of surviving Hurricane Andrew when he was just a child. “There are no strangers in the aftermath of a hurricane,” Johnson said. “No political parties, no agendas…It’s all about survival and coming together as one because that’s all that matters.”

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