Together with other Hollywood celebrities, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has announced that he will join in helping the relief effort for tropical storm “Harvey [VIDEO]” that hit Houston state earlier this week. The 49-year old actor announced that he will organize a telethon to raise a fund for those afflicted by the mass flooding and hurricane in Texas and Louisiana that has caused more than ten thousands of residents to evacuate.

A telethon for a good cause

Jamie Foxx has revealed his own donation of $25,000 to GlobalGiving in an Instagram post.

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The actor has also shared in his post his preliminary plans for an upcoming benefit event. “From a fellow Texan, my heart goes out, my prayer goes out. September 12 we have a telethon that we’re doing.

We’ll give you more details so we can raise as much money as we can for the Harvey victims,” the post read.

According to a report released by TMZ, along with Jamie Foxx, Blake Shelton, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Strahan, rapper Bun B, and Hilary Duff are also involved with the project. TMZ also reported that Ariana Grande’s manager Scooter Braun is the one who will organize the fund raiser event. Commitments also from four major broadcasting networks have pledged to air the event for an hour on September 12.

Trump is not allowed to join the event unless his predecessors will join too

According to the Wrap, organizers of the benefit event do not want President Trump to appear on the event unless he plays nice with his predecessors, and that includes Barack Obama. According to rapper Bun B, President Donald Trump’s appearance on the event without Barack Obama would send a wrong message.

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“Putting Donald Trump in the event would send the wrong message and people joining would not buy the sincerity of the event,” he said. “After what the President did in Charlottesville, he’s not a symbol of unity and it would rub people the wrong way,” the rapper added.

In addition to the telethon event, growing number of Hollywood celebrities have also donated to the victims of the recent storm. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated one million dollars to charities helping the relief effort. Kim Kardashian has also announced that her family would collectively donate $500,000 to the Salvation Army and American Red Cross. Beyonce has also announced that her BeyGOOD Foundation would provide as well a support. According to White House secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the US President Donald Trump [VIDEO] will also personally make a one million dollar donation.