“Hand in Hand” benefit concert, Hurricane Harvey telethon — live

Last Updated Sep 12, 2017 9:53 PM EDT

CBS joins several other networks for a telethon fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. The one-hour special, called “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief,” will rebroadcast at 8 p.m. PDT on CBS for those on the West Coast. You can also stream the telethon in the video player above at that time (11 p.m. EDT).

In the meantime, catch up on all the day’s news from our LIVE streaming service CBSN.


Tuesday night’s “Hand in Hand” broadcast featured CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell who was in Houston covering Harvey in its immediate aftermath. She was joined by a variety of celebrities — spanning the entertainment and music industries — like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey.

Country music star and Texas native George Strait performed from his San Antonio benefit concert.

Proceeds from the telethon will benefit several charities including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund).

Hurricane Harvey relief fund total:

more than $14.5 million (as of 9 p.m. ET)

Ways to donate:

Here’s a look at some of the moments earlier in the night:


9 p.m.: More than $14.5M raised

Phone lines will be open all night and you are encouraged to call or donate online.

8:55 p.m.: Rachael Ray donates $1M toward Harvey recovery

Rachael Ray announced she’s donating $1 million to help with animal rescue efforts in wake of Hurricane Harvey.

8:50 p.m.: Sean Diddy Combs tweets to his followers

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