Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait pledged to lead the country music world with this concert at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio on September 12, 2017. Joining him includes 6-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton, 4x GRAMMY Award winner Lyle Lovett and Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall of Fame member Robert Earl Keen.
Serving as the start of his ongoing relief efforts, all proceeds from the show benefit Rebuild Texas Fund thanks to event underwriter Cavender Auto Family and with assistance from the Majestic Theatre, Ticketmaster, VER, Bill Young Productions and the City of San Antonio.
A portion of the concert aired live on the “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” telethon to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The one-hour special featured celebrity participants and performances and aired on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC as well as internationally via live stream on Facebook.
Proceeds from the one-hour telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas, The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) and RebuildTx.org through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief Inc. Additionally, The Dell Foundation has agreed to do a dollar-for-dollar match of monies raised up to $10 million.
To donate you can do one of the following:
- Visit handinhand2017.com
- Call 1 (800) 258-6000 to donate using a credit card. Calls are toll-Free from U.S. States, U.S. territories and Canada
About Rebuild Texas Fund
The Rebuild Texas Fund is built to help the many families and communities across Texas that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Michael and Susan Dell launched the fund with their foundation – the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation – to support the long-term recovery and rebuilding of these communities. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will support community partners in four initial focus areas – health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses. An unprecedented natural disaster in the state of Texas requires an unprecedented effort in recovery. Together with partners, individuals and businesses, Michael and Susan Dell aim to coordinate $100 million towards relief and rebuilding for years to come. More information about the Rebuild Texas Fund is available at www.RebuildTX.org.
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