VIDEO: Tonight Show Donates $1M to Hurricane Relief, Houston Choir Sings 'Lean on Me'
On last night's episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Fallon announced the "Tonight Show's" $1 million donation to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund, and welcomed Victoria White, Marquist Taylor and their Houston gospel choir to sing a moving rendition of "Lean on Me." Watch the announcement and performance below!
Jimmy Fallon's remarks: Last week we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey onthe state of Texas. But in the face of this tragedy, we saw good. Wesaw communities banding together.
Neighbors helping neighbors. Strangers helping strangers. So manyheroes - people like Mattress Mack, who opened up his stores andshowrooms for those who needed shelter... The group of people whoformed a human chain to save a man from a flooded SUV... And J.J.Watt from the Houston Texans, who has raised over $18 milliondollars to provide food, water, and supplies to the victims.
And I'm proud to say that our show, The Tonight Show, is donating$1 million dollars to JJ's fund. Thank you, JJ.
One of the most inspiring clips I saw last week was a video of twosingers -- Victoria White and Marquist Taylor -- who visited a stormshelter and formed a spontaneous gospel choir to sing to hurricaneevacuees. And it's my honor to introduce them to you tonight. Here to sing a songdedicated to all the heroes in Houston who did whatever they could tohelp, please welcome - along with The Roots - Victoria White,Marquist Taylor, and their Houston Gospel Choir.
Photo attached. Credit: NBC/Andrew Lipovsky