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Post by carolhathaway on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 09:58

So they collected more than $44 millions - and also talked about the massive destruction in the Carribics as well, which us something we tend to forget when 'we' suffer as well...:

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Hand in Hand telethon raises more than $44 million for hurricane survivors

By LESLEY MESSER

MICK MULLANEY

 Sep 13, 2017, 4:02 AM ET

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A-list celebrities came out in droves on Monday night to take part in the Hand in Hand hurricane relief benefit, which raised more than $44 million for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

During the telethon, Stephen Colbert announced that Apple was donating $5 million and Jimmy Fallon added that Albertsons Cos. and Merck each gave $1 million.

NBA star Chris Paul also said that the NBA Players Association, which donated $500,000, would match any professional basketball player's donation up to $20,000.

"We come together today to love on people that have been devastated by the hurricanes," Stevie Wonder, who sang "Lean on Me," said at the start of the telethon. "When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences, and no political persuasions. It just loves."

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Justin Timberlake attends Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief at Universal Studios AMC on Sept. 12, 2017 in Universal City, Calif.more +

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief: What to expect from the telethon for survivors of Harvey and Irma

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have caused up to $200 billion in damage, comparable to Katrina

Throughout the hour-long benefit, which was broadcast on four networks, including ABC, celebrities stressed the importance of unity. However, the current politic climate was referenced at several points. In video addresses, Drake admitted that that news cycle recently has been "extremely overwhelming," while Beyonce noted that, "it's impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country."

"Just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse, natural disasters take take precious life, do massive damage, and forever change lives, leaving behind contaminated water, flooded hospitals, schools, and nursing homes and countless families are now homeless," she continued. “Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re from [Houston neighborhoods] Third Ward or River Oaks, we’re all in this together.”

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Oprah Winfrey and Cher attend Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief at Universal Studios AMC on Sept. 12, 2017 in Universal City, Calif.more +

Beyonce, a Houston native, also touched on climate change, pointing out other natural disasters that have taken place around the world in the past few weeks, including flooding inIndia and an earthquake in Mexico. Wonder also discussed the issue, and had harsh words for climate change deniers.

"Anyone who believes that there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent," he said.

The telethon was also punctuated by stars including Kerry Washington, Sean "Diddy" Combs;Oprah Winfrey and Cher; and Justin Timberlake telling stories of those who were directly impacted by the hurricanes, as well as performances in locations around the country. In Nashville, Usher and Blake Shelton sang "Stand By Me," while George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett sang "Texas" and "I Believe" from San Antonio. Other performances included Luis Fonsi and Tori Kelly singing "Hallelujah," Brad Paisley, Demi Lovato, Darius Rucker, Cece Winans performing "With a Little Help from My Friends," and Dave Matthews singing "Mercy."

"This is what we can give people with our donations tonight. We can't bring back what they lost, but we can help them know where to take the next step and provide some solid footing for them to place their next foot. A path to stability. To a place where they can rebuild,"Matthew McConaughey told viewers. "This is what they need and this is what we can give them."

Also answering phones during the telethon: Justin Bieber, George Clooney, Julianne Moore,Bruce Willis, Sofia Vergara, Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, among others. Billy Crystal closed the telethon thanking everyone at all the call centers, and reminding people that the phone lines and donation centers will be open all night. He concluded, "This is what America is really all about."

Comic Relief USA, the nonprofit behind Idol Gives Back, will manage the donations and distribute them to organizations including the Rebuild Texas Fund, Feeding Texas, Habitat for Humanity and United Way of Greater Houston.

Originally, the Hand in Hand telethon was meant to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. It was later expanded to include those affected by Irma, which hit the southeast this weekend. It has been estimated that the storms caused between $150 billion and $290 billion in damage to Texas and Florida.

At least 70 people died during Hurricane Harvey, and 22 deaths have been reported in the U.S. from Hurricane Irma.
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Post by carolhathaway on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:03

And I really hope that the show will be on youtube soon to be able to watch it as well - since for me, the show started at 2 a.m.
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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:08

Carol, it's still here............

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Post by carolhathaway on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 11:48

PAN,
thanks for the link, I had just checked the twitter link above...
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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 14:24

Carolhathaway - ABC News reports they raised $44 million? Odd. The press here is reporting $14 million. That's a big difference. I thought $14 million was pretty low, but $44 million seems kind of high - unless a lot of large contributions came in after they went off the air. I wonder if they'll release an official total.
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Post by carolhathaway on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 16:30

Lizzy,
I was confused at first when I checked it this morning, there were lots of different numbers around, most of it due to the different currencies of the countries who reported about this event.

At they end of the show they announced that they raised $ 14.5 million which I thought was pretty low as well, especially since during the show they had announced that Michael Dell and his wife donated $10 million and Apple $ 5 million, which alone would make sum up to more than the announced $ 14.5. But they also announced that the lines would be open all night, so maybe many people called later and they also added these huge donations later as well.

IMO it's plausible since most of the reports were written shortly after the show had finished, while ABC reported about it this morning so should be more up-to-date.
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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 21:32

Carolhathaway - I think you're right. Just read in the late edition of the News that they raised $44 million. I guess the money kept coming in long after the show ended. It won't be enough to get things back to even near-normal, but every penny will help. I'm still waiting to read that Trump's $1 million check for Harvey relief to clear.
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Post by annemarie on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 21:41

Lizzy did you see the list of charities the money Trump gave is going too?

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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 22:01

Annemarie - No. I haven't seen anything since they announced he would be donating  the money. Have you seen a list?
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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 22:04

Is it me? Or has it gone remarkably quiet on that front........?

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Post by annemarie on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 22:21

Here it is this is what the list the White House released


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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 22:38

annemarie - Did they say whether or not he has actually sent the money? He has a history of promising but not following trough.
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Post by carolhathaway on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 22:50

In Germany there were always many charity organizations like the Red Cross, UNICEF, churches etc. who asked for donations after a natural disaster or a famine somewhere in the world. A few years ago, more than 20 of these organizations decided to unite, they founded an 'umbrella organizatiin' called 'Deutschland hilft' (Germany helps), which is collecting money nonstop. At the moment they raise money for Yemen, Syria and several African countries, and for the damage Irma left in the Caribbean and also the taypoon in Southeast Asia. Donators can decide if they want to donate for a disaster in particular or in general. It lowers the management expenses, and since one of Germany's former presidents is the president of this lliance, it's as reliable as possible, I guess.

Sorry, it's a bit OT, but when I read the list of organizations Trump split his $1 million to, this just came to my mind...
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Post by annemarie on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 22:51

Here is what was stated:

Trump's longtime secretary Rhona Graff, who still works at the Trump Organization, has begun phoning nonprofit groups that will receive a personal donation.
"We just received notification by phone that a personal donation from President Trump has been made to Direct Relief and a check is being sent by mail," Direct Relief spokesman Tony Morain told CNN on Wednesday afternoon.
He confirmed Graff made the call.
CNN has reached out to the other organizations to confirm whether they have received a call or donation yet.

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Post by annemarie on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 22:56

I placed the article on the serious side.

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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 23:06

Thanks, Annemarie. Thumbs up!
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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 23:30

Interesting. He doesn't do online banking.......?

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They collected more than $55 million altogether:




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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” announced Wednesday that the hourlong telethon featuring the likes of Justin Bieber, Beyonce, and George Clooney had raised more than $55 million, which will aid the victims of both hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
A whopping $14 million was raised during the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], while the remaining $41 million was collected after the event had ended. Stephen Colbert announced during the telethon that Apple had donated $5 million, with Albertsons Co. and Meck donating $1 million each.

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Comic Relief USA, the organization behind Red Nose Day, will take the reins in distributing the funds from “Hand in Hand” to the organization’s partnered charities, including Rebuild Texas Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Direct Relief, ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Irma Recovery Fund, and the Mayor’s Fund for [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Relief (administered through the Greater Houston Community Foundation).



“Our team is focused on getting funds out to work on the ground as quickly as possible while donations are still coming in,” Comic Relief USA CEO Janet Scardino said. “The incredible response and generosity of millions of Americans is going to make such a difference for so many people who really need our help in the aftermath of these devastating hurricanes.”
“Hand in Hand” was broadcast live on several television, radio, and streaming networks, garnering an audience of more than 40 million viewers across all platforms combined. The one-hour special featured appearances, performances, and messages of support from more than 130 celebrities, musicians, and personalities from four different locations.

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Post by Donnamarie on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 21:23

Thanks carol.  It is heartening to know that there was such an outpouring of support.  

I hope that there will be another concerted effort to raise money for the U.S. Virgin Islands from the devastation of Irma and now Puerto Rico.  I read that there is absolutely no power on PR right now.  They have been totally devastated from hurricane Maria this morning.


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Post by LizzyNY on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 03:17

I saw something about Willie Nelson and some others planning a fundraiser for Texas. Maybe they'll pool the funds from all the different fundraising efforts and use the money to help across the whole region. It seems like what Harvey and Irma didn't hit, Marie did. the Caribbean islands especially will need a lot of help for a long time.
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Post by carolhathaway on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 08:21

And don't forget the two earthquakes in Mexico. I somehow have the impression that mother nature wants to prove Trump is wrong concerning climate change and tries to persuade him to change his mind...
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