Verizon call center reps to staff phones for hurricane relief

Hurricane Irma's trail of destruction

Hurricane Irma's trail of destruction

The benefit will be filmed in San Antonio, Nashville, Los Angeles and New York City. A performance from George Strait's San Antonio benefit concert for Harvey will also be shown.

Volunteers from wireless and landline call centers nationwide, including one in Newport News, will be taking donor calls during the "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" telethon.

The telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey will air on over 17 networks, plus streaming on a number of free websites. They include Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Fallon, Kerry Washington, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey,Reese Witherspoon, Jeremy Renner, Robin Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Sandler, Kate Hudson, George Clooney, Stephen Colbert, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and more.

Hand in Hand will be staged live from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, Times Square in NY and the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles. SiriusXM will be carrying the audio ofHand inHandallowing subscribers to tune in on their TODAY Show Radio (ch. 108), The Foxxhole (ch. 96) and Radio Andy (ch. 102) channels.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the concert has been expanded to include relief for Florida and the Atlantic islands hit over the weekend.

Share this article: Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsA star-studded telethon emanating in part from Los Angeles and meant to raise funds for hurricane victims in the South will be televised Tuesday evening on all four major networks. Strait's concert will also be available via Facebook live-stream.

All donations received by the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund from the public will be distributed to charities working on the ground the affected areas, according to Comic Relief, Inc. Phone lines will be open at the beginning of the broadcast and remain open indefinitely after the broadcast concludes.

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