Celebs join hands to raise funds for hurricane victims

Pop singer Justin Bieber joined Pastor John Gray in leading a number of celebrities in prayer during a relief telethon for recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma reminding attendees that God

Pop singer Justin Bieber joined Pastor John Gray in leading a number of celebrities in prayer during a relief telethon for recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma reminding attendees that God"will guide us through the storm

The one hour programme was broadcast live from LA, New York and Nashville, and raising funds for those affected by the hurricane. In total, the effort raised $44 million and counting Phone lines remained open through the night and it's still possible to contribute. It barreled into the Florida Keys on Sunday, where 90 percent of homes are believed to be destroyed or heavily damaged. "Just this past week, we've seen devastation from the monsoon in Indie, an 8.1 quake in Mexico and multiple catastrophic hurricanes".

During the show, Stephen Colbert said Apple Inc had donated $5 million, which the comedian quipped, "is also the price of the new iPhone".

The telethon was based in Los Angeles, with stages in NY and Nashville. Actor Wilmer Valderrama said of his profession: "We are that secondary army that's deployed to just do something that very few can achieve and I think that that's a blessing".

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It should be money well spent. "I can assure you that I will do my part and I will do my best to give you all a lovely fight". Forget the procession that was Mayweather vs McGregor - this could be the most thrilling middleweight contest in decades.

To boost the morale of the victims and to give them hope that there's a brighter future waiting for them, Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Cher and Hilary Duff shared some survival stories from victims of previous hurricanes.

"National disasters don't discriminate", said the Houston native.

Stevie wonder started off the show with a political message before performing a rendition of Bill Withers' "Lean On Me". "We're compassionate. We're unstoppable". Tons of other hip-hop stars have been making huge donations to help out the major city, with Trae Tha Truth especially receiving tons of help from his rapper friends as he has been doing a lot of the aftermath of the storm. Later, Justin Timberlake made a plea to viewers, saying, "Let's give and give and give what we can". "They don't see if you are an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor". "Hand in Hand Texas" featured performances by the legendary country singer, as well as Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. The broadcast will re-air on the same networks at 8 p.m. PT.

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