Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have caused extensive damage as they’ve swept through the southern U.S. these past few weeks, with many losing homes, property and their lives.
In an effort to help those in need, a bevy of A-listers gathered together Tuesday night for the Hand-in-Hand Hurricane Relief Benefit, which has already raised more than $14.5M, according to TheJasmineBrand.
Several celebs took donations from charitable callers, including Oprah, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes, Diddy, Questlove and more.
During the telethon, Stephen Colbert announced that Apple donated $5M and Jimmy Fallon added that Albertsons Cos. and Merck each gave $1M each.
NBA star Chris Paul noted that NBA Players Association, which donated $500K, would match any professional basketball player’s donation up to $20K.
Check out the stars giving back below.
Kelly taking your calls!
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Oprah filming the whole gang
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Leonardo DiCaprio & Jamie Foxx
Support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Text GIVE to 80077 to donate now. #Regram #RG @gettyentertainment: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx participate in the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon in NYC. Celebrities are joining forces in multiple cities to raise funds for recent hurricane victims. Proceeds will go to multiple charities assisting with relief efforts. | September 12, 2017 | 📷: @twargophoto | #HandInHand via #GettyEntertainment
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Cece Winans, Demi Lovato & Darius Rucker
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Kerry Washington with Diddy and more stars!
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Billy Crystal & Bun B
His comedy. His acting. It entertained me. But his humanitarian efforts inspired me. Growing up with memories of him and Comic Relief made me believe We could help people on a grand scale if We tried hard enough. So we did. And we are. God bless you Mr. Crystal. And may I say…you look marvelous! #handinhandtelethon2017See Also
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Nicki Minaj, Questlove & More
Diddy & Marlon
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DJ Khaled & Baby Boy Ashad
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.