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Telethon to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

The one-hour telethon will feature superstar celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen and Sting.

Americans are used to watching telethons for desperate and needy people around the globe.

On Friday, a one-hour live benefit telethon featuring superstar guests will raise money for an issue close to home: the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting headline the event. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" airs from 8-9 p.m. on NBCUniversal networks.

The Huffington Post reports that money raised will go to the Red Cross to help surivors with the baiscs – medical care, shelter, food.

The live telethon will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, and broadcast from the NBC studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

The following channels will air the show: NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA, or watch the livestream on NBC.com.

How to donate

To donate, you can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Chica2ool November 03, 2012 at 07:21 PM
I'm sure the people of New Orleans would have liked to have seen President George W. Bush "show up" after hurricane Katrina but, oh yeah, he was too busy clearing the brush from his summer home in Crawford, Texas. Just sayin'.....
Bizworldusa Gcm November 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM
This is no time for the division of political partisanship. Are you an American? Then do what you can in order to help. If you love New York , great. If it's not your "cup of tea". just join as a fellow HUMAN who should not want to see a Republican or Democrat or Independent suffer these consequences. regards, <a href ="http://www.bizworldusa.com/">bizworldusa</a>
Mike February 05, 2013 at 06:34 PM
I am still holding my breath from this telethon and waiting for the donations that this B.S telethon took in. Its crap like this that each victim should get a piece of the pie when they have telethons like this. BUT I can tell you one thing the people that do put something like this together always seem to get there cut. I call all these B.S fund raisers bogus, the funds never make it to all the victims. I speak the truth you DONT like it to bad.
charlie February 05, 2013 at 07:55 PM
Thanks to the red cross, fema and the salvation army. I'm just about done with my home repair. Without you I would have had to take money from my savings. You are the best. Once I move back in, i'm going to St Rose to do my shopping. Okay, I'm only kidding. The only people I saw were loads of people from FEMA and SBA polishing chairs, at HD and city hall, with their butts.
Ralebird February 06, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Come on, Mike, do a public service and give us all the dirty inside information you have. Think of all the support you could gain if you gave us something to work with. I suppose by now you've discovered what the organizers have done with all the money. Call Robin Hood to help you out if you need more information and keep us posted!

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