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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.

Nose Wayne November 02, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Hey Gerado, we are STILL waiting to see the money that was promised by Obama for Hurricane Irene.SHOW US THE MONEY !!!! Don't talk the talk.
Gerardo Moreira November 02, 2012 at 04:00 PM
What do you think Romney is gonna give it to you after he closes down FEMA, seriously read the papers, whoever had a ligit claim got money
Theresa Ann November 02, 2012 at 04:03 PM
It took Barack Obama 7 days to visit Joplin, Missouri after a tornado wiped out half of the town and killed 120 people. It took Barack Obama fourteen days to visit the gulf coast after the BP oil spill. Obama declined to visit Tennessee after the historic 2010 1000 year floods. Obama ignored the Texas wildfires when over 400 homes were lost. And, of course, Obama ignored the calls for help from Benghazi. But it took Barack Obama only one day to visit the hurricane damage on the east coast. Then again, there’s an election next week.
Theresa Ann November 02, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Romney is NOT exactly closing FEMA. He wants to give STATES the right to distribute Disaster Funds so they don't have to jump through all these hoops and wait for the Feds.
curbkiller November 02, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Wayne, the Governor has to request the National Guard, FEMA is on the ground and provides the shelters, food, and water, and monies are being made available. His checkbook? Really? Ignorance is again rearing its ugly head. Go back to school and learn about how the government works.
jim judd November 02, 2012 at 04:18 PM
You're doing a great job Brownie
Ritesh Patel November 02, 2012 at 04:18 PM
gosh, such rhetoric...such hate..madness. I would submit that "Americans" both democrat and republican as well as those who may claim robe independent are suffering at the moment. I have friends who have lost everything in south jersey and staten island Americans all over the tri state area are suffering from losses be they small ones like no power or heat or big ones like nowhere to live as the storm destroyed everything they worked hard and you lot on here are attacking each other. have you no decency ? are you not ashamed ? I'm stunned.
Gerardo Moreira November 02, 2012 at 04:51 PM
People need to stop blaming the president for everything, just stop talking about politics and help out, go to a blood bank, donate or go and give a helping hand
Bill Lawson November 02, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I think people need to blame the president for everything. As long as it is the president they DIDN'T vote for. If their favorite president is in office, then he can do no wrong. It's the American way. :)
Margaret November 02, 2012 at 04:58 PM
You mean that d-bag Springsteen is going to perform? I thought he only supported the commie president. He'll play one song, fart, then go to Iowa for a Barry fundraiser.
Arthur Bonzolli November 02, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Please do us all a favor: Run head first as fast as you can into a brick wall. Maybe do it 2 or 3 times for good measure.
Tony Almeada November 02, 2012 at 05:07 PM
The democrats blamed Bush for everything why not blame the O - BTW - Just got POWER
Kay Poulas November 02, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Curbkiller, beautifully said. Problem is people arent happy unless theyre demoralizing or badgering someone. For that reason I moved the hell out of Mahwah and New Jersey so I could be amongst people that are civilized and care about others. Being a northern for all my years, makes me ashamed of how we look to take advantage of everyone and look to screw our fellow man.Plus, I have finally realized how NJ screws their residents with car insurance and property taxes. Everyone needs to help others during these trying times and stop blaming everyone else.
D.Smith November 02, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Was hoping to find some useful posts on here about the restoration effort to get power back on in Livingston and other parts of NJ, but instead was greeted with people posting nonesense about political affairs that obviously above their heads. Its nice to see that even in a disaster people expect the president to teleport workers to our state. I am SURE another president would have had that power. #duh
Terry November 02, 2012 at 05:25 PM
What you lack in humor you make up for in crassness.
Cinco Jones November 02, 2012 at 05:26 PM
All I can do is laugh at mostly everything I've read. It's an article with a positive theme where it's going to help the people affected and most of you want to make it political bringing negativity to the conversation. So against the principle and reason of why it's being done. Unbelievable! If you can't focus on Sandy's devastation, your heartless. Stop bitching and help out, period.
paul smith November 02, 2012 at 05:58 PM
you reek of vinegar and water
paul smith November 02, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Every little bit helps- instead of blasting the performers we should be supporting the effort
Rosie November 02, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Margaret, you are disgusting. Calling names to people who are doing their best to help the unfortunate one. What are you doing to help? Just name calling and acting like a typical Republican who does not care about anyone but themselves. The party of not-caring.
Rosie November 02, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Good for you!!!! BTW, Bush was a war monger, an idiot, a puppet and a clown.
paul smith November 02, 2012 at 10:50 PM
@Rosie- I'm sure Republicans would find her odious as well...but she probably has the support of the KKK, fascists, militias and another assorted groups residing in Darwin's waiting room....
MARIE HORNCHAK November 03, 2012 at 01:18 AM
HAPPY FOR THE HELP MY BOYS ARE IN JERSEY.BUT ARE THE PERFORMERS GETTING PAID FOR THIS?THEY ASK FOR DONATIONS .IF EVERY ACTOR WENT IN HIS POCKET WE WOULD NOT BE ASKING FOR DONATIONS FROM PEOPLE WHO DONT HAVE .IT. SORRY BUT THAT IS HOW I FEEL. THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER
Natalie Davis (Editor) November 03, 2012 at 01:28 AM
The performers are not being paid. Really, some of them do care and they are doing what they do best—for free—just like the good people of Parsippany and other towns who are doing what they do best—for free—to help their neighbors. Rich people can have compassion too.
Bob Friendly November 03, 2012 at 03:27 PM
It's me Bob Friendly Again! Alex and Colonel Alan Sanders are obviously two guys that are complete 0s. It's ok you guys don't know any better. Stupidity runs rampant as shown when you post. Again no need to apologize neither one of you know any better. As for Booker. You are right and I personally like the guy. He is trying the best he can and he is honorable. In fact id vote for him for president if he ran. He's a good guy! And he can't be bought. I also liked Sharpe James but for other reasons. I also do appreciate Alex's and Mr Sanders opinion. Their both ignorant but hey that's what makes this world go round right? Lol if everyone was like them we wouldn't have nice houses or nice cars! P.s. Alex and Colonel Sanders I hope that you didn't take offense to me stating the obvious. Thanks and G-d Bless both of you!! You need it!
Bob Friendly November 03, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Hey Stuart. Are you the same Stuart Pace that is being sued by Gary Konecky from Fair Lawn NJ? http://www.northjersey.com/news/136050353_Resident_files_lawsuit_against_former_council_candidate_borough.html?scpromo=1
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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