VIDEO: Highlights - Stars Come Out for HAND IN HAND Telethon; Raise Over $44 Million
Hollywood's biggest A-listers, including Al Pacino, Justin Timberlake, Jon Stewart, Chris Paul, Demi Lovato, Diddy, Leo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Drake, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey and Barbra Streisand came out last night for the HAND IN HAND telethon, benefiting the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Thus far, their fundraising efforts have brought in over $44 million. Watch highlights from last night's live telecast below!
During the telethon, Stephen Colbert announced that Apple was donating $5 million and Jimmy Fallon shared the good news that Albertsons Cos. and Merck each donated $1 million. NBA star Chris Paul shared that the NBA Players Association, which donated $500,000, would match any professional basketball player's donation up to $20,000.
Stevie Wonder kicked off the telethon with an emotional rendition of "Lean On Me" and shared, "We come together today to love on people that have been devastated by the hurricanes. 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."
Video courtesy of ABC