This Monday, June 21, at 8pm ET, CNN’s Larry King Live will be presenting a two-hour telethon called Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help, which will focus on what people can do to help the Gulf Coast in the wake of the ongoing oil disaster there.
Donations will go to aid in rebuilding the Gulf Coast through three charities:
Helping Communities with United Way
United Way is offering immediate help to the families along the Gulf that are facing financial, educational and health-related challenges as a result from the economic disruption of this oil spill. This Oil Spill Recovery fund will provide emergency assistance, such as help with food, rent and utilities, and support long-term recovery efforts to rebuild these lives and these communities.
Saving Wildlife with The National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund supports efforts to find and save oiled wildlife, and help recover their delicate ecosystems that make up their nesting and breeding grounds.
Restoring the Gulf with The Nature Conservancy
In response to this oil spill, The Nature Conservancy has launched their Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration, expanding their efforts for long term recovery for the Gulf and habitats along the coast, including salt marshes, oyster reefs, marshlands, beaches and estuaries.
Celebrity participants in the telethon are scheduled to include Justin Bieber, Cameron Diaz, Deepak Chopra, Chelsea Handler, Sting, Tim McGraw, Randy Jackson, Kathy Griffin, Alyssa Milano, Pete Wentz, Ted Danson, Robert Redford, Jenny McCarthy, Aaron Neville, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Kerry Kennedy, Lenny Kravitz, Ian Somerhalder, Jack Hanna, Sammy Kershaw, Edward James Olmos, Victoria Principal, Gloria Reuben, Tyson Ritter, Richard Simmons, Philippe Cousteau and more.
Anderson Cooper, Soledad O’Brien, Kyra Phillips and Rob Marciano will report with latest updates from the Gulf during the special.
Ryan Seacrest hosts a special online Social Suite, and the hashtag #CNNHelpGulf can be used to join the conversation on Twitter.
For more info, visit http://larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com.