On Tuesday night (Sept. 12), a celebrity-filled one-hour telethon helped raise over $15 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. The broadcast event, “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” placed people like Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Quest Love, DJ Khaled, Jamie Foxx and more on the phone lines to assist in the fundraising efforts.

“Hand in Hand” was organized by Bun B and Scooter Bran and broadcast across all major television networks, ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. For celebrities who couldn’t attend in-person, pre-recorded messages of hope submitted by Will Smith, Beyonce, and Drake. R&B singer Usher and Blake Shelton performed Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” live in the studio.

Nicki Minaj posted a photo of the telethon crew and expressed how gracious the moment was and how much money they raised.

“I’ll give you a dollar if you can name everyone in this photo. 🎀Just got the word over 15 MILLION was raised tonight. You guys are AMAZING!!!! Had such a good time speaking to people. ♥️ photo by @grizzleemusic”

 

To donate funds to the “Hand in Hand” relief fund, call 1-800-258-6000 or send a $25 donation by texting “GIVE” to 80077.

 

Photo credit: Nicki Minaj/ Instagram

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