'Hand in Hand' hurricane telethon raises over $44 million

Tech 13-9-2017 Mashable 24

Hollywood stars and compassionate Americans  poured out en masse for Hand in Hand, a telethon to raise money for survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. From Julia Roberts to Demi Lovato, some of the country's most powerful entertainers banded together for performances, prayers, and to work the phone bank for incoming donations during the telethon, which raised over $44 million.

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According to ABC, one of four networks who hosted the telethon, $5 million came from Apple and $1 million each from Albertsons Cos. and Merck. The NBA Players Association contributed $500,000 and pledged to match any professional basketball player's personal donation up to $20,000. Read more...

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