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Celebs Volunteer for Hand-in-Hand Hurricane Relief Benefit: Oprah, Nicki Minaj, Diddy & More

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have caused extensive damage as they’ve swept through the southern U.S. these past few weeks, with many losing homes, property and their lives.

In an effort to help those in need, a bevy of A-listers gathered together Tuesday night for the Hand-in-Hand Hurricane Relief Benefit, which has already raised more than $14.5M, according to TheJasmineBrand.

Several celebs took donations from charitable callers, including Oprah, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes, Diddy, Questlove and more.

During the telethon, Stephen Colbert announced that Apple donated $5M and Jimmy Fallon added that Albertsons Cos. and Merck each gave $1M each.

NBA star Chris Paul noted that NBA Players Association, which donated $500K, would match any professional basketball player’s donation up to $20K.

Check out the stars giving back below.

Kelly taking your calls!

Oprah filming the whole gang

Getting ready to raise some money y’all. In the room where it happens. #handinhand

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Jamie Foxx

Cece Winans, Demi Lovato & Darius Rucker

Kerry Washington with Diddy and more stars!

Billy Crystal & Bun B

Nicki Minaj, Questlove & More

Diddy & Marlon

DJ Khaled & Baby Boy Ashad


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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.