Celebs are getting into the giving spirit like Diddy and Jay-Z giving a joint donation of $1M. Nicolas Cage is also giving $1M and Celine Dion and the partners of her Las Vegas show pledged a $1 million to the Red Cross. I'm sure we will continue to hear donation announcements over the next few days as we continue to see the damages of Katrina.
NBC will have a special on Friday night called A Concert For Hurricane Relief. NBC describes the program as:
a live, hour-long benefit special featuring artists with ties to the affected areas, including Tim McGraw, Harry Connick, Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. To help those in need immediately, the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations through its website and hotline. Visit http://www.redcross.org/ or call 1-800-HELP NOW for more information.
Another TV special will air next week on MTV, VH1 and CMT.
MTV, VH1 and CMT announced a multi-artist, multi-city concert special set to air across all three networks on Sept. 10 and benefiting the American Red Cross and other relief efforts. There will be performances in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Nashville featuring the likes of Ludacris, Green Day, Gretchen Wilson, Usher, Alicia Keys, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, David Banner and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. The networks will also air PSAs and news reports on the disaster.
It's time to help people so make some donations now.