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George Strait will do a live performance at the end of the show from San Antonio, Texas at the Majestic Theatre which he announced August 28.

While the telethon will be helping Harvey's victims, "by Tuesday we might be helping more than them", Braun said, a reference to powerful Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean, which may threaten Florida and the southern USA this weekend.

Money raised will be benefiting the following charities: Rebuild Texas Fund, ASPCA, Best Friends, Direct Relief, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children and United Way.

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They join a lengthy list of celebrities that had already been announced, such as Beyoncé, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Strahan, Blake Shelton, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Jamie Foxx.

The telethon will air live on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC, and will also be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at 8 p.m. ET.

The telethon will air from Los Angeles, but there will be stages in NY and Nashville, Tennessee. Strait, a Country Music Hall of Fame member who is leading the country music world in these efforts, will perform directly from his benefit concert at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre.

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Phone lines, text messaging, and digital donations will be open at the beginning of the show and will conclude one-hour after the show ends.

More information on the benefit is at HandinHand2017.com.

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