During the broadcast, Justin Bieber stood with religious leaders to pray for the victims affected by the destructive storms.
Actors, athletes and musicians like Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyoncé, Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber jumped at the chance to help. In addition to their fundraising efforts, some other big names in music also showed up to provide the evening's entertainment.
Other stars expected to participate include Drake, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Kelly Rowland, George Strait, Reese Witherspoon and others will also participate with taped or live messages or staffing phone banks.
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Stevie Wonder opened the telethon with a performance of his hit "Lean on Me" and several stars told emotional stories about those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, which have destroyed parts of the United States and Caribbean.
Numerous celebrities joined forces on September 12, 2007, for a hurricane relief benefit concert for both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims.
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"Whether they lost people or they lost homes, or whatever it may be if you can do something, you should", Braun says. They don't care if you're an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor.
There were additional musical performances from Dave Matthews in NY and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Los Angeles, while live from Nashville, Brad Paisley, Demi Lovato, Darius Rucker and Cece Winans performed The Beatles classic "A Little Help from My Friends". "You've seen the images of strangers in boats reaching out a hand to people in flooding waters and rescue them, literally save their lives by pulling them up into a boat".
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