Bun B.’s Telethon Gets A Massive Donation From Apple A Whopping $5M
Bun B’s massive celebrity telethon to support hurricane victims just received a huge donation from Apple. Apple has pumped in $5 million to “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” which is being spearheaded by the legendary UGK rapper, and music executive Scooter Braun.
Apple also announced they are excepting donations for the fundraiser directly through the app store and iTunes, with every penny of the donation going towards the hurricane relief effort.
“This is an incredible gesture. In such a time of need, it’s inspiring to all of us to see our friends at Apple step up in this way to help,” said Scooter Braun, SB Projects founder and Hand in Hand executive producer. “We’re incredibly grateful to Apple, our founding sponsors Verizon, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and everyone else who is doing their part. This is a moment in time where we can all come together and show that we are our brother’s keeper.”
The one hour “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” telethon is slated to air on September 12th, on all of the major networks, commercial free. The telethon will also be broadcast live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Stars like Beyoncé, Drake, Justin Bieber, Tim McGraw, Richard Gere, Robert De Niro, Ellen Degeneres, Sean “Diddy Combs” and Jamie Foxx are just a few of the dozens of celebrities who will raise money during the live telethon.