The stars were out last night in a telethon benefit to assist Hurricane Relief after the devastation in Houston and Florida by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma.

The broadcast stretched across social media and major networks in the United States and the celebrities arrived in droves.

From Oprah, George Clooney, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts and Justin Bieber among the stars answering phones, Blake Shelton & Usher teaming up for “Stand By Me” and George Strait alongside Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Robert Earl Keen & Lyle Lovett closing the night with a medley of hits, the hour-long telecast raised more than an incredible $44 million dollars.

Other stars on-hand included testimonials from Justin Timberlake and Beyonce.  Brad Paisley teamed with Demi Lovato, Darius Rucker and Cece Winans for a rendition of “With A Little Help From My Friends.” And it all started with Stevie Wonder, who lead off the broadcast with “Lean On Me”. And it all concluded with thanks by Billy Crystal.

At present, an estimated $150 – $290 billion’s worth of damage has been caused in Texas and Florida, with Harvey claiming at least 70 lives; Irma 22.

~ Care

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