Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, Sting and Billy Joel are all set to appear on “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” a benefit concert to aid the victims of the storm that devastated the Northeast.
The special will air Friday at 8 p.m. ET on the networks of NBC Universal. The “Today” show’s Matt Lauer will serve as host, with NBC News’ Brian Williams and “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon also set to make appearances.
Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts, which are providing food, shelter, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy as well as other disasters. To make a donation, visit RedCross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 contribution to their cause.
“Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” will air Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, NBC.com, USA Network, SyFy, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network, G4 and more. A spokesperson for NBC Universal told The New York Times that channels not owned by the company will also be allowed to broadcast the concert.
Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, NBC organized a similar benefit that raised some $50 million for the Red Cross. A week after NBC’s benefit, another telethon, “Shelter From the Storm” was broadcast across all networks.