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Loads of Celebs Help ‘Hand in Hand’ Broadcast Benefit Raise $14.5M for Hurricane Victims in 60 Minutes

(L-R) Oprah Winfrey and Cher

*”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,” said Stevie Wonder, who joined a roster of celebrities volunteering their time to help raise money for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Wonder sang ‘Lean On Me’ at the hour long benefit named ‘Hand in Hand’ which was broadcast on four networks including iHeart Radio and ABC.

Everyone was there to lend a hand: Oprah was on the phones, along with Justin Bieber, George ClooneyJulianne MooreBruce Willis, Sofia Vergara, and Julia Roberts and many others.

Justin Timberlake shared stories while photos and videos showing experiences of folks impacted were displayed in the background, and loads of artists performed. Continue reading

Teen Pens Heartbreaking Post Just Before Family is Swept Away By Hurricane Harvey

Devy Saldivar, Facebook

*Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc through Texas and Louisiana. A New York Times Update places the death toll from the storm at 30 and there is no indication the floods will subside any time soon, as more rain is expected. 

But as we learn more about the path of the storm, and hear from some of the residents within its grasp, we now learn about a Facebook post from a teen who is believed to have drowned – along with her three siblings and great-grandparents.

Sixteen-year-old Devy Saldivar wrote “No sleep & anxiety, please let this pass sooner,” around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. A few hours later her great-uncle, Sammy, attempted to drive the family to safety, but the floodwaters came and overwhelmed their van near the Greens Bayou, according to what relatives told NBC News.

“The water picked the van up, and it was just floating after that,” Uncle Ric Saldivar told ABC 13. “It went head-first in, and water came in real fast.” Continue reading