Local Verizon call center helps with hurricane relief telethon

Local Verizon call center helps with hurricane relief telethon

Local Verizon call center helps with hurricane relief telethon

The September 12 fundraiser titled "Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief" will be broadcast on US TV and will be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Albertsons Companies Foundation and Merck have generously donated $1 Million to the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund.

More than 4,000 Verizon wireless employee volunteers are helping aid in hurricane relief efforts.

The Hand in Hand telethon will be broadcast nationwide Tuesday night and can be seen on NBC 5 at 7 p.m.

The telethon will come from three locations: Universal Studios lot, Times Square and Nashville's Grand Ole Opry with country star George Strait being beamed in from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas.

Kevin Mazur  Hand in Hand  Getty Images
Kevin Mazur Hand in Hand Getty Images

George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Reese Witherspoon and others will also participate with taped or live messages. The following charities will receive support from the money raised: Rebuild Texas Fund, ASPCA, Best Friends, Direct Relief, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children and United Way.

The benefit will take place tonight at 8:00 p.m. on ABC and CBS and on other national networks. Comic Relief USA, the nonprofit organization behind Red Nose Day and Idol Gives Back, will be responsible for collecting donations in addition to managing and distributing grants through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund.

We hope you will join us Friday as we show the people affected by these storms how much the Tennessee Valley cares.

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