Celebrities and politicians are working hard to raise awareness and donations towards residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and the Hand In Hand Hurricane Relief Telethon, organized by Bun B, sees some of our favorite artists raising funds. While Beyoncé already delivered a moving speech that raised $14 million for Houston, Drake is providing some important words of his own.
During the live stream of the telethon, the More Life rapper makes a speech regarding the devastation of the hurricane, urging fans and viewers to pay attention to what’s going on and donate.
“These days it seems as one issue is ending, another is beginning” he says. “I know it can be extremely overwhelming. But your attention and your assistance is of extreme importance. On some days it will be about speaking up, on other days, it’ll be about stepping up. In today’s case, we’re asking you to give. Give whatever you can.”
Drizzy has already done a lot to help Houston in their time of need, as he previously donated $200,000 to JJ Watts’ Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at the end of August. Tons of other of our favorite hip-hop stars have been making huge donations to help out the major city, with Trae Tha Truth especially receiving tons of help from his rapper friends as he has been covering a lot of the aftermath of the storm.
Watch Drake’s speech on the telethon in the video below to hear his call to action.
Drake’s #HandInHand Speech for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief. pic.twitter.com/cS6tkhAuU7
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