Networks, Celebrities Team Up For Hurricane Relief

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation designating September 12th

CBS and ABC News are taking part in a special, multi-network telethon to benefit those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Viewers will be able to donate via text, online and by phone; proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and the Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.

George Strait will do a live performance at the end of the show from San Antonio, Texas at the Majestic Theatre which he announced August 28.

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and three more entertainers with country music connections have been added to he massive Hand in Hand benefit concert benefiting hurricane victims.

Some of the names attached include Jamie Foxx, George Clooney, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey.

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The relief effort was announced on September 6 and was put together by Houston rapper Bun B and talent manager of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber - Scooter Braun.

Select performances from the show will be broadcast during the Hand to Hand telethon. The show will broadcast on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CMT from Los Angeles, Nashville and NY.

Funds raised from the Telethon will go to several organizations including the Rebuild Texas Fund, which was established by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation in partnership with the OneStar Foundation. Eastern and will be tape delayed to air at 8 p.m. on the West Coast. "That's our goal - to bring the idea that people care about each other back".

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