Dave Matthews to play Superstorm Sandy benefit
Posted November 14, 2012
Stars are continuing to lend their names and donate their time and money to relief efforts for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
UPDATE, 11/14, 9:15 a.m.:
- Dave Matthews Band is turning its Nov. 30 winter tour opener — the first two nights at Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. — into a fundraiser. The band is pledging $1 million to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund, part of the Community Foundation of New Jersey. All proceeds from the show and merchandise sales will go to the fund.
- Mr. and Mrs. Justin Timberlake, just back from their African honeymoon, pitched in over the weekend in Queens. Rachael Ray has donated money and food to pets and families affected by the storm. ABC had a day of giving. NBC put on a telethon.
- Taylor Swift is helping MTV raise awareness and funds via Restore the Shore, a live benefit event with non-profit organization Architecture for Humanity that airs Thursday at 11 p.m. ET. Jersey Shore cast members are slated to be a big part of the event, as they gather in Times Square on Thursday with other celebrities to ask viewers to contribute to the rebuilding and restoration of their show's former home base, Seaside Heights, N.J.
- Project Runway judge/designer Michael Kors has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. "We are a company based in New York, inspired every day by the energy and beauty of our great city," he said in a statement. "The tragedy that Hurricane Sandy has left behind may seem insurmountable, but together, we can all pitch in and help those in need."
- Robert De Niro, Michael J. Fox, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebrities along with pro sports stars are being featured in public service TV announcements to raise money to provide permanent housing for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recently announced Empire State Relief Fund.
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