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Telethon to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

The one-hour telethon will feature superstar celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen and Sting.

Americans are used to watching telethons for desperate and needy people around the globe.

On Friday, a one-hour live benefit telethon featuring superstar guests will raise money for an issue close to home: the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting headline the event. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" airs from 8 to 9 p.m. on NBCUniversal networks.

The Huffington Post reports that money raised will go to the Red Cross to help survivors with the baiscs—medical care, shelter, food.

The live telethon will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer and broadcast from NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

The following channels will air the show: NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA, or watch the livestream on NBC.com.

How to donate

To donate, you can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Bob Friendly November 03, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Hey Stuart. http://www.northjersey.com/news/136050353_Resident_files_lawsuit_against_former_council_candidate_borough.html?scpromo=1
Bob Friendly November 03, 2012 at 04:40 PM
If you were an actress and some idiot is telling you what to do with your money how would you feel? Are you polish? Why do people think everyone owes them something? Get a job!
Bob Friendly November 03, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Lol. They should post their receipts for everything so people can see where their money goes!! I've never seen any charity ever ever do that. Gee I wonder why? Actually, Im not wondering why I already know lol
Bob Friendly November 03, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I would I imagine that in your country no one vents when they are upset? I think this is more like a smack board right now because people are aggravated. Have you no shame Mr. Patel? Have you no shame or decency? To come on this patch page and berate those who are hurting and suffering and freezing right now is the actions of a true coward!! Do you kick a dog when its down Mr. Patel? You have no shame! Lol
Michael Williams November 03, 2012 at 10:49 PM
After 20 years of primarily Republican administrations, our Extreme Right Wing neighbors are apparently unable to accept the unfamiliar image of competent Federal and state officials doing their job extremely well in a time of major national disaster. Republican, Democratic and Independent government officials have done an outstanding job - by working effectively together. All of us in Northern California should be reassured that this effective Federal and State collaboration and cooperation is now in place... because we all know that someday we are likely to need it after The Big One strikes here. I saw US Air Force C-130s landing utility crews and equipment from Midwestern and Western states. I saw US Navy helicopter carriers move toward the Eastern Seaboard to provide rescues and shuttle supplies. I saw US Army ready-to-eat meals and drinking water being distributed in New Jersey. I see Federal reserves of gasoline being released and trucked in to relieve the fuel shortage. I see the Army Corp of engineers mobilizing to help evaluate and restore shattered infrastructure across the region. I haven't seen a single Federal or state official standing in front of the cameras, making this massive effort into a "photo op." Not one. Are you sure you want smaller, less capable government? I, for one, am grateful that this is the government we've got.

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