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 8-9 p.m. on NBCUniversal networks.

The Huffington Post reports that money raised will go to the Red Cross to help surivors with the baiscs – medical care, shelter, food.

The live telethon will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, and broadcast from the NBC studio 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.

Ric November 02, 2012 at 04:56 PM
@Chico. Have you ever used Google? Here is a link to Romnay saying that. http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/mitt-romney-tells-ohio-students-borrow-mon I assume most south Jersey seniors do not have living parents. Does Mitt want those seniors who lost their homes by Sandy to borrow from their grandparents instead? Mitty is so clueless.
momere November 02, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Karen- As the kids would say this is an A & B conversation so PLEASE! C or see your way out of it and mind your business!
sally demarest November 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Mapleleaf, agree with you 1000%. The true facts say that Mr. Romney's donation to the Mormon Church and its causes, especially alcoholic Mormons was indeed significant. And, to have a Marathon run thru Staten Island is a travesty.
Karen Larkin November 02, 2012 at 05:19 PM
LOL! Too funny!! Glad we can all have a sense of humor!!!
Barry Fleckmann November 02, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Sting, again? What's the matter, that OTHER publicity hound, Bono (of U2) was too busy, or something? Same ole' crowd that just wants to make a political commercial out of a national tragedy. That's right, now dump on me for being direct-and-to-the-point! I say, give to The United Way, Salvation Army or some other organization that does this kind of a thing (charity), 365 days out of the year, not just when it gives an artist a political forum.
kathy November 02, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Salvation Army is Great!
Barry Fleckmann November 02, 2012 at 07:48 PM
"Salvation Army is great!" At Christmastime, I go out of my way to give to the Salvation Army kettle, in place, at The Ocean County Mall (when I'm in "Joisey," that is). Currently, I'm in St. Petersburg, Florida, though. The Red Cross is great, too! I seriously question the motives of our entertainment communty. Bruce Springsteen, the most. I think he is a fake, phony and a fraud. To him, "charity" begins at home, with his bank account. He's a "Limousine Liberal."
Richard N Wintz November 03, 2012 at 01:06 AM
This is no time for the division of political partisanship. Are you an American? Then do what you can in order to help. If you love New York , great. If it's not your "cup of tea". just join as a fellow HUMAN who should not want to see a Republican or Democrat or Independent suffer these consequences.
Jersey Girl November 03, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Idiots. Most of you, in one way or another. Disgusting. IT DOESN'T MATTER who/what/when/where/why - ALLLLLLL that matters is, this 1 hour will bring MORE HELP TO THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED, than if this hour didn't happen at all! PERIOD!!!! Why does a good effort always turn into a debate....and/or pessimism?!?! Super sad, that "you" are residents of this GREAT STATE OF NJ! ~ Jersey Strong!
Andy November 03, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I am sure that Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and everyone else in the marathon have donated money and this marathon will get more people to donate to help the people affected by Sandy. How is raising money for the victims a BAD thing? Some people aren't happy no matter what. I'm sure the artists donating their time and money are doing MORE good than handing out blankets.
Ed Nice November 03, 2012 at 03:54 AM
The money went directly to the red cross numb nuts. The performers got nothing for being involved in this effort to help! Last time I checked the red cross fund raises 365 days out of a year also........ people can be so stupid on the Patch!
Ralebird November 03, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Quite pathetic, Maple. I watched the show and heard not a single word of politicking. Call me a "left wingnut" if it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside but it sure looks like you're the one slinging hate and propaganda. These are the facts to back it up, regardless of one's political persuasion and it's just terrible to be you if your life is so miserable that YOU must inject infantile partisan politics into every single thing you see or hear. All you holier-than-thou types who think your viewpoint is the only valid one have missed a huge lesson in what being an American is all about.
Ralebird November 03, 2012 at 04:22 AM
What a miserable, pathetic excuse for a human being you are, Fleckmann. You just made a "political commercial" because you partisan idiots see everything through the red or blue tinted glasses. I watched the show and there was not a single political comment unless you call soliciting donations to the American Red Cross a political statement. Nobody needs to dump on you for being direct, you've dumped on yourself by being an infantile, partisan, self absorbed creep.
Barry Fleckmann November 03, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Sticks and Stones (Rolling, or not) can break my bones, but names (and epithets) can NEVER hurt me. So, I DESPISE Bruce Springsteen (and Bono)? Big deal. Bruce never met a Cause that he didn't like (and could profit from). Bruce likes to think that he's the 21st Century embodiment of Woody Guthrie, but he's not. He's just a charlatan and a phony. My opinion, and welcome to it.
Susan S. November 03, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Deneen November 03, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Funny how everyone is full of opinions. It was a wonderful that these artists came out to contribute the best way that they know how. They reached out to people all over our country who may have not been aware of how badly our area has been affected and the donations are coming in to help our state. The reason for the collection of most of these individuals participating is because this is their home state too. Bruce Springsteen & Bon Jovi being the most recognizable jersey boys made them the ideal artists to head the show. oh and BTW : Jon Bon Jovi also has been running his own restaurant where the hungry can come in and get free meals for a year now in Redbank, NJ and he always trys to do what he can to give back!
Robert November 03, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Hey Sally, its Obama's job to show up. And boo for NBC, NJ101.5 wanted to broadcast this with them so those without TV's could at least hear, No response from what I heard. So it did not happen.
Occupant November 03, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I never liked Springsteen even before he started to do benefits. He screams and not sings, and can barely play the guitar. Did you see him try to play lead on the Roy Orbison HBO special, pathetic.
Chica2ool November 03, 2012 at 06:52 PM
You're right, Romney has made donations - according to the two years of tax returns he made public he donated 4 million dollars to the Mormon church. Is that charity???
KayM November 03, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Yes, let's all hate on individuals contributing their time and fame to help hurricane victims in our state. It's so useful.
Chica2ool November 03, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Quit hatin', it's not good for you......
Chica2ool November 03, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Chica2ool November 03, 2012 at 07:06 PM
robert guijarro November 03, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Lets not get crazy here, they are donating their product just like Walmart and Costco did. The fact that their names like Obama have been in every tv, radio and newspaper, well they get payback too. If they help, great. If the EMS, cops, linesmen and people who donate don't get the same publicity, well they aint part of the 1%
Robv10 November 03, 2012 at 07:20 PM
The Telethon wasn't broadcast for the victims to watch, it was broadcast so people in other parts of the country could see how devastated OUR area is and maybe be compelled to act. More airtime was given to footage of the wreckage and stories of the victims as well as memories of the shore from Brian Williams and Jon Stewart than was to the musical acts. Not ONE mention of any politics are elections or political party was made, so I don't know what you people listened to.
Chica2ool November 03, 2012 at 07:21 PM
I'm sure the people of New Orleans would have liked to have seen President George W. Bush "show up" after hurricane Katrina but, oh yeah, he was too busy clearing the brush from his summer home in Crawford, Texas. Just sayin'.....
Bizworldusa Gcm November 21, 2012 at 10:27 AM
This is no time for the division of political partisanship. Are you an American? Then do what you can in order to help. If you love New York , great. If it's not your "cup of tea". just join as a fellow HUMAN who should not want to see a Republican or Democrat or Independent suffer these consequences. regards, <a href ="http://www.bizworldusa.com/">bizworldusa</a>
Mike February 05, 2013 at 06:34 PM
I am still holding my breath from this telethon and waiting for the donations that this B.S telethon took in. Its crap like this that each victim should get a piece of the pie when they have telethons like this. BUT I can tell you one thing the people that do put something like this together always seem to get there cut. I call all these B.S fund raisers bogus, the funds never make it to all the victims. I speak the truth you DONT like it to bad.
charlie February 05, 2013 at 07:55 PM
Thanks to the red cross, fema and the salvation army. I'm just about done with my home repair. Without you I would have had to take money from my savings. You are the best. Once I move back in, i'm going to St Rose to do my shopping. Okay, I'm only kidding. The only people I saw were loads of people from FEMA and SBA polishing chairs, at HD and city hall, with their butts.
Ralebird February 06, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Come on, Mike, do a public service and give us all the dirty inside information you have. Think of all the support you could gain if you gave us something to work with. I suppose by now you've discovered what the organizers have done with all the money. Call Robin Hood to help you out if you need more information and keep us posted!


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