In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, dozens of A-list actors and musicians joined together for Hand in Hand Tuesday night, a nationwide television event spanning 16 networks and multiple radio and internet platforms. The event already raised more than $14.5 million for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The evening kicked off with Stevie Wonder, seated at a keyboard, saying, “We’ve come together today to love on the people that have been devastated by the hurricanes. When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity. No religious beliefs. No sexual preferences. And no political persuasions. It just loves. As we should begin to love and value our planet and anyone who believes that there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent. Lord, please save us all.”
After a video recap of the devastation of the recent hurricanes, pleas for donations came from celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx, Oprah and Cher, and Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspooon.