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While the people of Houston, and now Florida are dealing with the affects and enduring state of emergencies, with Hurricane Harvey and Irma, relief benefits are stepping up their efforts.
It has been announced that both Drake and Justin Beiber have been added to the ‘Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief’ telethon.
Originally created and produced by Houston and rap legend Bun B, to help raise funds for the people of Houston, the telethon is now focusing on including support for Florida, which is currently expecting the Category 5 Hurricane Irma.
Drake previously donated $200,000 to the relief efforts and is now joinging Justin Beiber, Beyonce, Jaime Foxx, Kelly Rowland, and many more celebs to help lend their talent for the people greatly affected.
We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused. I am praying for the safety of all those affected. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible. I also want to thank all the men and women of service and volunteers for their courageous efforts to help people in need. I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way.
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The Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief is scheduled to air live Spet. 12th at 8pm, ET on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CMT, Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.
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