Two beloved New Jersey icons – Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi – will take part in a telethon to raise support for the American Red Cross relief efforts.
“Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together ” will air tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. ET on NBC Universal’s networks – which includes NBC, E!, Bravo, MSNBC, Style, Syfy, USA, CNBC and G4. Morning talk show host, Matt Lauer from “Today” will be the host.
The event will air live on the East Coast, with a tape delay for the West. Those without TV can catch the telethon live on NBC.com.
Springsteen’s E street band guitarist Steve Van Zandt spoke about the images ruin along the Jersey shore:
“All those pictures you’re seeing on the news, that’s where we grew up, where we learned our craft,” he told CNN. “It’s amazing that every place we went to as a kid, it’s just gone.”
In addition to Springsteen and Bon Jovi, the telethon will feature performances from Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel and Sting, along with appearances from Jimmy Fallon and NBC News’ Brian Williams.
Money collected will go to the American Red Cross, which is providing food, shelter and other support to those affected by the hurricane and other disasters. To donate, visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.